Addison

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123k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Addison

"Addison" is a name of English origin, and it means "Child of Adam". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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A patronymic surname from a medieval diminutive form of Adam +‎ -son.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name popular in the 2000s, following Alison and Madison.
  4. A place name, including:
    1. a town in Vermont, USA, named after the poet Joseph Addison.

Notable Persons Named Addison

Addison Timlin is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Addison was given the name Addison Jayne Timlin on June 29th, 1991 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Addison is also known as Timlin and Addison Jayne (full name).

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Addison Montgomery is an obstetrician-gynecologist at seaside health & wellness, fetal, neonatal surgeon at st. ambrose hospital, obstetrician-gynecologist at oceanside wellness group, neonatal surgeon at seattle grace hospital, obstetrics, gynaecology, fetal surgery, and neonato.

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Addison Russell is a baseball player for the Chicago Cubs. Addison was born on January 23rd, 1994 in Pace, Florida.

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Addison Mizner was an architect. Addison was born on December 12th, 1872 in Benicia, California. He died on February 5th, 1933.

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Addison Reed is a baseball player for the New York Mets. Addison was born on December 27th, 1988 in Montclair, California.

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Addison Richards was a film and television actor. He was most prominent from 1933 to 1964. Addison was given the name Addison Whitaker Richards, Jr. on October 20th, 1902 in Zanesville, Ohio, U.S. He passed away on March 22nd, 1964.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Addison

Chris Addison is an observational, satire, and observational comedy comedian. Chris was given the name Christopher David Addison on November 5th, 1971 in Cardiff, Wales.

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Joseph Addison was a writer and politician. Joseph was born on May 1st, 1672 in Milston, Wiltshire, England. He passed away on June 17th, 1719.

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Thomas Addison was a physician. Thomas was born in 1793 in Longbenton, Northumberland, England. He breathed his last breath on June 29th, 1860.

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John Addison was a composer. John was given the name John Mervyn Addison on March 16th, 1920 in Chobham. He left this life on December 7th, 1998.

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Robyn was born Robyn Addison in 1985 in Belper.

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Bralon Addison is a football player. Bralon was born in Missouri City, Texas.

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How popular is the baby name Addison in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 19 0 19
1881 17 0 17
1882 21 0 21
1883 20 0 20
1884 17 0 17
1885 17 0 17
1886 16 0 16
1887 12 0 12
1888 20 0 20
1889 11 0 11
1890 14 0 14
1891 10 0 10
1892 12 0 12
1893 9 0 9
1894 20 0 20
1895 19 0 19
1896 14 0 14
1897 8 0 8
1898 18 0 18
1899 12 0 12
1900 11 0 11
1901 9 0 9
1902 14 0 14
1903 15 0 15
1904 9 0 9
1905 16 0 16
1906 7 0 7
1907 11 0 11
1908 17 0 17
1909 13 0 13
1910 12 0 12
1911 20 0 20
1912 33 0 33
1913 33 0 33
1914 59 0 59
1915 62 0 62
1916 71 0 71
1917 73 0 73
1918 76 0 76
1919 64 0 64
1920 59 0 59
1921 78 0 78
1922 74 0 74
1923 64 0 64
1924 58 0 58
1925 44 0 44
1926 59 0 59
1927 65 0 65
1928 54 0 54
1929 49 0 49
1930 57 0 57
1931 51 0 51
1932 42 0 42
1933 41 0 41
1934 42 0 42
1935 34 0 34
1936 35 0 35
1937 37 0 37
1938 33 0 33
1939 37 0 37
1940 33 0 33
1941 35 0 35
1942 40 0 40
1943 44 0 44
1944 32 0 32
1945 26 0 26
1946 35 0 35
1947 34 0 34
1948 25 0 25
1949 34 0 34
1950 43 0 43
1951 39 0 39
1952 31 0 31
1953 31 0 31
1954 41 0 41
1955 36 0 36
1956 30 0 30
1957 33 0 33
1958 21 0 21
1959 30 0 30
1960 32 0 32
1961 31 0 31
1962 26 0 26
1963 30 0 30
1964 20 0 20
1965 28 0 28
1966 26 0 26
1967 18 0 18
1968 16 0 16
1969 27 0 27
1970 34 0 34
1971 38 0 38
1972 28 0 28
1973 23 0 23
1974 22 0 22
1975 28 0 28
1976 31 0 31
1977 16 0 16
1978 25 0 25
1979 37 0 37
1980 43 7 36
1981 25 0 25
1982 40 7 33
1983 36 0 36
1984 44 7 37
1985 73 13 60
1986 327 32 295
1987 324 43 281
1988 289 40 249
1989 310 70 240
1990 319 72 247
1991 347 104 243
1992 382 119 263
1993 481 170 311
1994 595 253 342
1995 664 314 350
1996 778 428 350
1997 890 530 360
1998 1,041 679 362
1999 1,213 795 418
2000 1,419 983 436
2001 1,586 1,162 424
2002 1,856 1,455 401
2003 2,132 1,704 428
2004 2,484 2,054 430
2005 3,416 3,023 393
2006 8,065 7,620 445 #28 girl name
2007 12,287 11,946 341 #11 girl name
2008 11,022 10,756 266 #12 girl name
2009 10,900 10,659 241 #12 girl name
2010 10,512 10,320 192 #11 girl name
2011 9,488 9,295 193 #13 girl name
2012 8,341 8,172 169 #14 girl name
2013 7,860 7,724 136 #19 girl name
2014 7,109 6,978 131 #24 girl name
2015 6,859 6,706 153 #24 girl name
2016 6,448 6,295 153 #29 girl name

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Popularity of Addison as a first name

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Popularity of Addison as a last name

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Common last names for Addison

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Lewis
  • Wilson
  • Clark
  • Thompson
  • Harris
  • Young

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Addison U.S.
  White 50.75% 64.26%
  African American 42.95% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.14% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Addison

People with the last name Addison are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Addison

  • How Popular is the name Addison? Addison is the 559th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Addison was the 29th most popular name. As a last name Addison was the 1,986th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Addison have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 123,158 babies born with the first name Addison in the United States. That's more than enough people named Addison to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Addison? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 19 new born babies.
  • When was Addison first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Addison is Monday, October 3rd, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Addison born? The highest recorded use of the first name Addison was in 2007 with a total of 11,946 babies. That's a lot of babies named Addison!
  • Random Addison Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Addison ranks 8th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 247 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Addison: Your name in reverse order is Nosidda. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ioadnds. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Addison? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 18,169 people with the last name Addison.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Addison? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Addison as their last name.

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