Meaning: noble, kind
Alternate spellings: Alison, Alisson, Allyson, Alyson
The name Allison is related to the French name Alice – and both are preferable to their cousin, the Germanic Adalheidis. (Try fitting that one on your Kindergarten name tag.) Allison has been around for a while but only broke the top 50 names in the mid 1980′s. It’s usually Allison in the U.S. and Alison in the UK.
By The Numbers
U.S. Rank by Year
Rank of Similar Names in 2008