Allison

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Middle English diminutive form of Alan, Alexander or Alice +‎ -son.

Proper noun[edit]

Allison

  1. A patronymic surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname; mostly of persons born before 1950.
  3. A female given name taken into general use in the 1940s; usually interpreted as a spelling variant of Alison.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1956 Grace Metalious: Peyton Place, UPNE, 1999, ISBN 1555534007, Book One, Chapter 4,
    Allison MacKenzie's father, for whom the child had been named, died when she was three years old.
  • 1994 Sharyn McCrumb, She Walks These Hills, Scribner's , ISBN 0684195569, page 81:
    "Allison?" Surely that was a girl's name.
    "It's after Davey Allison, the race car driver. He got killed right before the baby was born. Tracy and me wanted to honor his memory." It was a precise little speech. She must have explained the name many times.

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