Allison

Allison - A unique female name



  Mar 24,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Allison, meaning noble, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1916 on position #1616. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Allison and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Allison? 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 Allison. The baby girl name Allison was given to 5,383 baby girls in 2012, ranking #38 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 263 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Allison peaked in popularity 10 years ago in 2009 on position 30.



Famous with this name

Allison Miller
Allison Scagliotti
Allison Janney


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Allison is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Allison is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #21 - and is the least popular in Rhode Island at position #174.

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 Allison is where you live.


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Allison origin and meaning

Allison is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means noble. To see famous people named Allison, pop culture references for the name Allison and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Allison

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

Alexandra / Alison / 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
201238
201140
201038
200930
200832
200746
200647
200545
200440
200346
200244
200144
200044
199939
199838
199739
199638
199534
199434
199341
199248
199150
199048
198946
198846
198744
198642
198546
198451
198359
198258
198157
198059
197970
197875
197766
197667
197589
197499
1973105
1972115
1971119
1970133
1969194
1968201
1967209
1966185
1965128
1964180
1963230
1962238
1961260
1960277
1959262
1958283
1957439
1956469
1955515
1954530
1953538
1952550
1951539
1950696
1949767
1948832
19471018
19461078
19451050
19441472
19431398
19421665
19361353
19351439
19311599
19301528
19261769
19241836
19211484
19191717
19161616

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas21
California28
District of Columbia30
Washington31
Tennessee33
Indiana34
Arkansas34
Kansas35
North Carolina35
Oklahoma36
Virginia38
Nevada38
Georgia38
Oregon39
Delaware39
South Carolina39
Missouri41
Nebraska42
Iowa42
New Jersey44
South Dakota44
Illinois45
Florida45
Arizona47
Maryland49
New York51
Wisconsin52
Alabama52
Kentucky52
New Mexico54
Pennsylvania56
Wyoming58
Alaska59
Massachusetts59
Ohio59
Idaho62
Montana62
Colorado63
Utah64
Connecticut66
Michigan66
Mississippi68
Minnesota70
West Virginia81
Hawaii91
Louisiana92
North Dakota99
Maine102
New Hampshire105
Rhode Island174

Even more about Allison


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 Allison a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Allison?

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
2009
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Allison
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 263
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1916
2012 births +5,383

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