Meaning: Adam’s son
Alternate spellings: Addeson, Addie, Addy, Addyson, Adison, Adisson, Addisyn, Adyson, Adison
This name had a gender change in recent years. The name is actually unisex, but was more popular for boys from 1880 to the 1930s. The mid-1990s saw its reappearance, but this time as a girl’s name. While still unisex, your son might not appreciate sharing his name with so many girls.
And he’ll know plenty of Addisons. Thanks to Addison Montgomery, a character on Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, the name’s popularity took off in 2005 and 2006. Fans of both shows may expect future Addisons to have great success in their career pursuits, but less luck in their love lives.
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