What does the baby name Allyson mean? Learn about what Allyson means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Allyson - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Allyson
A-L-L-Y-S-O-N, is a 7-letter female given name.
Pronunciation of Allyson
AL iss un
Meaning of Allyson
Truthful, little alice.
Origin of Allyson
The name 'Allyson' is a feminine name that has gained popularity in recent decades. It is a variation of the name Alison, which itself is derived from the medieval French name Alisone. The name Alisone was a diminutive form of Alice, which in turn comes from the Old French name Aalis. The name Aalis has roots in the Germanic name Adalheidis, meaning 'noble' and 'kind. '
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Popularity of Allyson
The name 'Allyson' has seen a steady rise in popularity since the mid-20th century. In the United States, the name first appeared in the top 1000 names for girls in the 1940s and has remained consistently popular ever since. It reached its peak in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when it ranked among the top 100 names for girls. While it has decreased in popularity in recent years, it still remains a well-known and widely used name.
Allyson currently has 226 likes, and is in the top 4% of liked girl's names. The name Siobhan is slightly more popular than Allyson.

Etymology of Allyson

The etymology of the name 'Allyson' can be traced back to its Germanic roots. The name Adalheidis, from which it is derived, combines the elements 'adal', meaning 'noble', and 'heid', meaning 'kind'. These elements reflect the qualities that parents may hope their child embodies - nobility and kindness.

Cultural Significance of Allyson

While the name 'Allyson' does not have any specific cultural or historical significance, it is a name that is widely recognized and used in many English-speaking countries. Its popularity and familiarity make it a name that is often chosen by parents looking for a timeless and classic name for their daughter.