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Alison

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Origin: Teutonic
Meaning: Of Sacred Fame

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This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Alison in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Alison:

  • Records indicate that 105,558 girls in the United States have been named Alison since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1980, when 2,977 people in the U.S. were given the name Alison. Those people are now 36 years old.

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      25 Positive Comments

  • "I love my name! Who cares if people get the spelling wrong sometimes? Alison just looks more correct. Allison is the masculine version of the name anyways." Nov. 30, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alison yep only one "L". Born in 1977. I used to not like it when I was a kid because I was the only one with that name. I love my name now :)" Aug. 19, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alison. :) People don't usually spell it wrong cause i spell it for them. :P" Jun. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name but instead of Alison or Allison I spell it Alisson. People spell my name wrong a lot, but I dont care cuz my name is awesome, or like my bgf's my name is beast. When I was in elementry school they started getting used to it, but now in 6th grade they spell it wrong. Oh well. My friends also call me Ali. I think my name is totally beautiful. I thank my bro's everyday for picking it. There is only like 4 people with the name Alison/Alisson/Allison/ect. in my grade after the 4 schools in my town joined together @ the middle school.(That's what hapeens in my middle school.) Anyway Alison/Alisson/Allison/ect.'s totally rock the world." Jan. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Alison with one L, named after my mother's American name, Alice. She didn't speak English well at the time, so she wasn't sure how "Allison" was spelled, so she just wrote it down phonetically on the birth certificate." May. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i'm an Alison ... my parents spelled it one one "L" and i love it that way. i was named after my grandmother whose name was Alice, which is fitting with the name's origin. people always want to put an extra L in it but i can deal. my sister once looked it up and found out that alison with one L is historically the feminine version and with 2 is the masculine. i like telling people that my parents got it right. ^_^" May. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "When I was a child I wanted to be something like Elizabeth or an old-fashioned name like that but then I realised that Alison is fairly old-fashioned itself. I know only one other Alison but she is in her forties. It's definitely unusual in my age-group (twenties) where I live anyway. No one calls me by my full name, they call me Ali, though they each spell that in different ways from Ally and Ali to Allie and once even Alle. To my family I spell it Ali, but the rest of the time I play around with it (usually Allie) and I like that everyone spells it their own way because in a little way, it represents their image of me. My family and close friends refer to me as Al, Al Pal or Pally" Mar. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named myself Allison, i like the spelling of two "ll". I also like the nickname of "Alli" or "Ally", "Allison"sounds like a professional and fashion and stylished woman to me!" Mar. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its my name and i love it but it has to be spelt with only one'L' or it looks really wrong" Feb. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Alison with one L! Allison or Alison. Alison is my daughter's name, she's 6." Nov. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name! But people always spell it with two L's (which I think looks funny). This is only really a problem because then they get my email address wrong!" Oct. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. Alison's are the best people in the world!" Jul. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Allison. I could not stand when people would spell it with only 1 L. It looked incomplete to me. Now that I'm older it doesn't matter either way. I have gotten many comments on how beautiful my name is. When I was younger, it seemed quite plain - I like it now." Jun. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughter's name. I just love it. She couldn't say Alison when she was little, she said Ala (Ella). It caught on so that is the shorter version for us instead of Ali. Most of her cards and such come with 2 L's, but I like it best with one." Mar. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alison and i reaaly like it. I have never had problems with the way its spell or pronounced but saying that most people call me Ali" Dec. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Alison is a lovely name. In the UK the different spellings are (luckily) very unusual. It's never going to be the most popular name, so it's one to go for if you don't want your child to turn up to their first day at school and discover everyone else is called the same!" Aug. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "yay i have the name alison. everyone calls me ali tho. its sooo annoying when people spell it with 2 Ls, but u get over it." Jun. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mum wanted to call me Alicia but my dad didn't like it, so they settled on Alison, but to be a little different spelt it with a 'y'. I LOVE being and Alyson, its unique in my circle of frinds and family and I think its beautiful! however, i never liked Aly, so spell my nickname Ally." Apr. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alison as well. I like it when it is spelt with Allyson coz its more of a funkyier way of spelling. I am only 9 but wanted to change my name when i was 5 coz i thought it was old-fashioned name but its not." Apr. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is a very classic name,just as pretty as Alice.There is no competition between either name.The best thing is that Alison and Alice have no particular age to them-not too modern or old fashioned." Mar. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "MY BEST FRIENDS NAME IDS ALISON AND I WISH THAT I HAD THAT NAME!!" Mar. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Alison !!! Spelled correctly!! I love it ! She was born in 3-2002" Jan. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Alison is a great name! People always spell it with 2 L's, but I'd rather be unique." Jun. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is alison. i know a few other one L-ed alisons. Most personalized items are spelled with 2 L's, but sometimes it is spelled correctly." May. 28, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alison. Usually people pronounce it right. It is sometimes hard to find things with my name. I have only met one person with the name Alison spelled like mine." May. 26, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      7 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Alison. It used to annoy me that everyone always misspelled my name (by adding an extra "L") but I've given up on correcting people. I guess my name's alright but I've never been crazy about it. It seems so plain to me." Dec. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alison. I used to want it to be something unique and princess-like. Now, I'm glad I have a normal name. Having one L let's me know if someone is paying attention to me. Also, nobody can pronounce my last name, so having a name that people can say, is great." Nov. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Alison is my name. I like Allison better, but they are both pretty cool names! =]" Jul. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is alison with one L and ilove it<33 people who spell it with two L's ,no one pronounces the second L.!get onver it: ]" Jul. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey but mine is spelled with two l's butit's all right" Aug. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friends name is alison, and when were getting awards they spelt her name wrong on like 3 things. We laughed about it later though." May. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is alison, spelled correctly. I hear a lot of nice comments on how beautiful my name is. I've met quite a few Alison's. I use to want it spelled with a "y" to be different, but now i'm proud of the way it's spelled." Jun. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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