Addison Meaning and Origin

The name Addison is a unisex name meaning “son of Adam” and is of English origin. It is derived from a surname of English origin, which itself comes from the Old English personal name “Adda” combined with the suffix “-son,” meaning “son of Adda.” The element “Adda” has uncertain origins, but it is thought to have been a pet form of the name Adam or a similar name. Consequently, Addison can be interpreted as “son of Adam” in a broader sense. Addison gained popularity as a given name in the late 20th century and has continued to rise in popularity since then. It has a modern and stylish sound, which contributes to its appeal. It is worth noting that its popularity as a girl’s name has surpassed its usage for boys.

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