If your name is Allison, you are a natural-born leader, with a competitive spirit and a strong will to put ideas in motion. There is no doubt in your mind that you and your ideas will succeed, so you don’t let anyone or anything stand in your way! You are energetic and active, creative, and innovative, and you are the one in any group to bring new ideas to the table. Because of your strong determination and fearlessness in meeting obstacles head on, at times you might be overly honest, candid, and blunt in the things you say to others. This can cause difficulty in your relationships—both at work and at home—so it is a quality that your work hard to temper. Really, all you have to do is consider how easily you are offended by the words of others, and it will help you be a little more diplomatic with those around you. Of course, your fondest wish is to be understood by those you love, so being a bit more understanding yourself will go a long way towards meeting that goal.
You are an individualist and independent who loves spending time in nature, deep in your thoughts. Others may not realize just how sensitive and deep you are, but this is the beauty and complexity of an Allison!
Allison is actually a variation of a variation of a variation. Most originally, it comes from Germanic name Adalheidis, meaning “noble kind.” A short form of Adalheidis was Adelais, which led to the Old French short form Aalis. Then came the Norman French diminutive form of Alison, which led to the variant with two “l”s, Allison.
The name Allison with the double “l” spelling came into popular usage in the United States in the 1946, and starting in the 1970s it became a consistent favorite with American parents. By the 1990s, it achieved about a #40 spot in popularity, and there it has stayed. It is now more popular than the original spelling Alison. The pet-name forms of Allie and Ally have also become quite popular with American parents.
Famous Allisons include actress Allison Janney, award-winning actress who became particularly well-known for her role as C.J. Cregg on television’s “West Wing.” Another famous actress Allison is Allison Scagliotti. A famous Allison from the world of sports is Allison Stokke, a champion pole-vaulter from California. Some famous fictional Allisons include Allison (Allie) Hamilton, the heroine of the novel, turned movie, “The Notebook” and Allison McKenzie of the 1956 novel “Peyton Place.”