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Allison

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Son of the Noble One
  • #249 All Time
  • #38 in 2014
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109k Alison (English)

How popular is the name "Allison" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 6 0 6
1881 9 0 9
1882 9 0 9
1883 12 0 12
1884 7 0 7
1885 10 0 10
1886 5 0 5
1888 5 0 5
1889 7 0 7
1890 11 0 11
1891 9 0 9
1892 8 0 8
1894 6 0 6
1895 8 0 8
1896 18 0 18
1897 6 0 6
1898 7 0 7
1899 7 0 7
1900 9 0 9
1901 7 0 7
1902 9 0 9
1903 12 0 12
1904 6 0 6
1905 7 0 7
1906 8 0 8
1907 13 0 13
1908 14 6 8
1909 9 0 9
1910 16 5 11
1911 31 9 22
1912 37 12 25
1913 38 7 31
1914 60 11 49
1915 61 13 48
1916 91 24 67
1917 87 15 72
1918 84 30 54
1919 71 19 52
1920 80 23 57
1921 92 32 60
1922 74 18 56
1923 72 21 51
1924 89 18 71
1925 86 18 68
1926 108 37 71
1927 95 25 70
1928 80 22 58
1929 61 13 48
1930 65 17 48
1931 58 16 42
1932 62 21 41
1933 55 15 40
1934 75 26 49
1935 76 31 45
1936 77 30 47
1937 70 25 45
1938 60 27 33
1939 61 28 33
1940 59 25 34
1941 64 32 32
1942 75 34 41
1943 72 38 34
1944 86 45 41
1945 83 47 36
1946 133 85 48
1947 149 102 47
1948 164 130 34
1949 182 145 37
1950 195 156 39
1951 290 251 39
1952 299 256 43
1953 316 282 34
1954 334 292 42
1955 375 339 36
1956 423 402 21
1957 505 467 38
1958 1,033 987 46
1959 1,169 1,124 45
1960 1,124 1,070 54
1961 1,230 1,182 48
1962 1,361 1,313 48
1963 1,476 1,434 42
1964 2,133 2,081 52
1965 3,078 3,043 35
1966 1,802 1,768 34
1967 1,492 1,454 38
1968 1,565 1,536 29
1969 1,675 1,652 23
1970 2,656 2,629 27
1971 3,048 3,020 28
1972 2,822 2,801 21
1973 2,927 2,906 21
1974 2,986 2,960 26 #99 girl name
1975 3,373 3,353 20 #89 girl name
1976 4,064 4,031 33 #67 girl name
1977 4,233 4,207 26 #66 girl name
1978 3,892 3,867 25 #75 girl name
1979 4,433 4,408 25 #70 girl name
1980 4,896 4,868 28 #59 girl name
1981 4,938 4,903 35 #57 girl name
1982 5,200 5,171 29 #58 girl name
1983 4,996 4,971 25 #59 girl name
1984 6,063 6,037 26 #51 girl name
1985 7,057 7,030 27 #46 girl name
1986 7,621 7,574 47 #42 girl name
1987 7,371 7,341 30 #44 girl name
1988 7,176 7,140 36 #46 girl name
1989 7,319 7,287 32 #46 girl name
1990 7,154 7,130 24 #48 girl name
1991 6,786 6,771 15 #50 girl name
1992 6,924 6,904 20 #48 girl name
1993 7,742 7,726 16 #41 girl name
1994 8,163 8,150 13 #34 girl name
1995 8,147 8,126 21 #34 girl name
1996 7,464 7,453 11 #38 girl name
1997 7,283 7,274 9 #39 girl name
1998 7,869 7,861 8 #38 girl name
1999 7,033 7,023 10 #40 girl name
2000 6,323 6,314 9 #44 girl name
2001 6,228 6,209 19 #44 girl name
2002 6,253 6,237 16 #44 girl name
2003 5,860 5,850 10 #46 girl name
2004 5,895 5,871 24 #40 girl name
2005 5,644 5,631 13 #45 girl name
2006 5,566 5,560 6 #47 girl name
2007 5,455 5,450 5 #46 girl name
2008 6,257 6,238 19 #32 girl name
2009 6,589 6,579 10 #30 girl name
2010 5,867 5,858 9 #38 girl name
2011 5,463 5,453 10 #40 girl name
2012 5,423 5,415 8 #38 girl name
2013 5,437 5,425 12 #34 girl name
2014 5,449 5,440 9 #38 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Allison? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 284,603 babies born with the name Allison in the United States. That's more than enough Allisons to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Allison" was in 1994 with a total of 8,150 babies. (That's a lot of baby Allisons)

According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Allison" ranks #84 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Colorado. Imagine that, 69 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 2002. Across the entire United States a total of 6,253 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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Where is the name Allison popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

German

Origin and Meaning of Allison

The name "Allison" is of German origin, and it means "Son of the Noble One". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Allison Janney

Allison Janney is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1984 to present. Allison was born in 1960 as Allison Brooks Janney in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Allison Mack

Allison Mack is an actress, producer, and director with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1989 to present. Allison was born in 1982 in Preetz, West Germany.

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Allison Holker

Allison Holker is a dancer. Allison was born in 1988 as Allison Renae Holker in Minnesota, United States.

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Allison Munn

Allison Munn is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1999 to present. Allison was born in 1974 in Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.

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Allison DuBois

Allison DuBois is a writer and medium. Allison was born in 1972 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Allison Moorer

Allison Moorer is a musician and songwriter specializing in country, folk, rock, and pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Allison was born in 1972 as Allison Moorer.

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Alternative Meanings

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

L is for luster, your shine.

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

I is for ideals, no higher!

S is for special, you are, you know!

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Allison born Jun 21, 1962

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 Northern China approximately on 700. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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