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Allison

Allison Meaning and Origin

The name Allison is a girl’s name meaning “noble” and is of Scottish and English origin. It is derived from the medieval English name “Alison,” which was a diminutive form of the name “Alice.” The name Allison is generally understood to mean “noble,” “noble kind,” or “of noble birth.” In Scottish Gaelic, it is also derived from the name “Alastair” or “Alasdair,” meaning “defender of the people.” The name Allison is mostly used for girls but is occasionally also used for boys. Allison has been a popular name for girls in English-speaking countries for several decades. Its usage has fluctuated over time, with periods of high popularity and periods of less popularity. It reached its peak in the United States during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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