Alison

Alison - A very unique female name



  Sep 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Alison appeared on the charts for the first time in 1915 on position #1585. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Alison and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Alison? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Alison. The baby girl name Alison was given to 1,143 baby girls in 2012, ranking #275 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,236 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Alison peaked in popularity 33 years ago in 1986 on position 96.



Famous with this name

Alison Brie
Alison Lohman
Alison Sudol


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Alison is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Alison is currently topping the baby name charts in Washington at position #184 - and is the least popular in Oklahoma at position #520.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Alison is where you live.


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Alison origin and meaning

Alison is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Alison, pop culture references for the name Alison and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Alison

We've found the following names that sound similar to Alison, sorted by popularity.

Allison / Alexandra / Alexandria / Alejandra / Allyson / Alyson / Alessandra / Alexandrea / Alexander / Alisson /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012275
2011250
2010270
2009226
2008274
2007288
2006270
2005261
2004229
2003232
2002228
2001232
2000232
1999202
1998187
1997171
1996166
1995162
1994153
1993141
1992147
1991142
1990132
1989119
1988113
1987100
198696
198597
1984110
1983116
1982111
1981113
1980101
1979102
1978123
1977122
1976117
1975127
1974134
1973146
1972161
1971143
1970185
1969266
1968288
1967285
1966270
1965222
1964226
1963235
1962225
1961231
1960246
1959255
1958282
1957390
1956361
1955382
1954349
1953394
1952417
1951414
1950433
1949456
1948504
1947565
1946555
1945674
1944871
1943926
1942783
19411045
19401044
19391028
19381024
19371105
1936930
19351243
1934971
19331329
19321151
19311340
19301462
19291698
19281732
19271510
19211795
19191716
19171232
19151585

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Washington184
Nevada196
Virginia199
Oregon204
Rhode Island204
New Jersey212
New York213
District of Columbia215
California224
Arizona227
Texas235
North Carolina236
Utah240
Indiana242
Connecticut258
Arkansas264
Missouri266
Nebraska270
Minnesota272
Pennsylvania279
Wisconsin284
Idaho291
Georgia292
Colorado294
Alabama301
Maryland310
Michigan312
Florida324
Kentucky341
Illinois353
Massachusetts376
South Carolina388
Ohio413
Tennessee458
Louisiana493
Kansas494
Mississippi495
Oklahoma520

Even more about Alison


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Alison a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Alison?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1986
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Alison
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,236
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1915
2012 births +1,143

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