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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1905 7 7 0
1907 5 5 0
1910 5 5 0
1912 9 9 0
1913 19 12 7
1914 28 22 6
1915 16 16 0
1916 15 15 0
1917 20 20 0
1918 29 18 11
1919 17 17 0
1920 17 10 7
1921 24 19 5
1922 21 21 0
1923 27 22 5
1924 34 23 11
1925 21 14 7
1926 22 22 0
1927 25 25 0
1928 33 28 5
1929 14 14 0
1930 24 24 0
1931 27 21 6
1932 35 35 0
1933 26 26 0
1934 56 50 6
1935 35 35 0
1936 51 51 0
1937 44 38 6
1938 43 43 0
1939 44 44 0
1940 42 42 0
1941 35 35 0
1942 85 78 7
1943 67 67 0
1944 82 77 5
1945 125 120 5
1946 220 214 6
1947 233 233 0
1948 273 268 5
1949 324 317 7
1950 359 352 7
1951 419 419 0
1952 444 439 5
1953 493 493 0
1954 626 619 7
1955 544 544 0
1956 592 592 0
1957 576 570 6
1958 991 991 0
1959 1,195 1,195 0
1960 1,267 1,267 0
1961 1,412 1,407 5
1962 1,423 1,417 6
1963 1,394 1,389 5
1964 1,453 1,453 0
1965 1,458 1,458 0
1966 958 958 0
1967 900 894 6
1968 905 905 0
1969 1,081 1,076 5
1970 1,773 1,765 8
1971 2,223 2,211 12
1972 1,824 1,809 15
1973 1,937 1,927 10
1974 2,095 2,081 14
1975 2,282 2,266 16
1976 2,289 2,272 17
1977 2,389 2,376 13
1978 2,443 2,433 10
1979 2,949 2,936 13
1980 2,994 2,980 14
1981 2,718 2,703 15
1982 2,746 2,726 20
1983 2,504 2,491 13
1984 2,523 2,511 12
1985 2,836 2,828 8 #97 girl name
1986 2,999 2,974 25 #96 girl name
1987 2,786 2,770 16 #100 girl name
1988 2,553 2,540 13
1989 2,517 2,490 27
1990 2,374 2,361 13
1991 2,167 2,154 13
1992 2,071 2,064 7
1993 2,245 2,239 6
1994 2,127 2,122 5
1995 1,952 1,952 0
1996 1,901 1,901 0
1997 1,770 1,763 7
1998 1,646 1,641 5
1999 1,536 1,527 9
2000 1,387 1,382 5
2001 1,359 1,359 0
2002 1,360 1,360 0
2003 1,419 1,413 6
2004 1,437 1,432 5
2005 1,256 1,256 0
2006 1,221 1,216 5
2007 1,179 1,169 10
2008 1,254 1,247 7
2009 1,455 1,446 9
2010 1,216 1,216 0
2011 1,277 1,271 6
2012 1,187 1,182 5
2013 1,072 1,066 6
2014 1,118 1,118 0
2015 963 963 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Alison baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 110,098 babies born with the name Alison in the United States. That's more than enough Alisons to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1905 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Alison" was in 1980 with a total of 2,980 babies. (That's a lot of baby Alisons)

According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Alison" ranks #66 in popularity as a baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, 289 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1979. Across the entire United States a total of 2,949 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Alison" mean? The list below shows the origins of Alison as well as things modernly associated with the name Alison such as celebrities named Alison.

Origin and Meaning of Alison

The name "Alison" is of English origin, and it means "Son of the Noble One". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Alison Brie

Alison Brie is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Alison was born in 1983 as Alison Brie Schermerhorn in Hollywood, California, U.S.

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Alison Sweeney

Alison Sweeney is an actressdirector with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1981 to present. Alison was born in 1976 as Alison Ann Sweeney in Los Angeles, California.

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Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss is a musician, singer-songwriter, producer, and bandleader with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1984 to present. Alison was born in 1971 in Decatur, Illinois, United States.

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Alison Lohman

Alison Lohman is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to 2009. Alison was born in 1979 as Alison Marion Lohman in Palm Springs, California, U.S.

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Alison Eastwood

Alison Eastwood is an actress, model, film director, and fashion designer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1980 to present. Alison was born in 1972 in Carmel, California, US.

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Alison Haislip

Alison Haislip is an actress and tv correspondent with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Alison was born in 1981 as Alison Fesq Haislip in Tewksbury Township, New Jersey, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Alison

Alison Bechdel
Alison Berns
Alison Rosen
Alison Starling
Alison Parker

Alternative Meanings

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

I is for ideals, no higher!

S is for sweetheart, you really are!

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Nosila". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Noisal". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Alison born Apr 2, 1966

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Greece approximately on 1275. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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