Addison Name Gender

Is Addison a boys name or a girls name? Find out here.

Since 1910, 93.6% of babies named Addison were girls.

In 2018, 98.9% of babies named Addison were girls.

Based on data from The United States Social Security Administration.


Addison Name Meaning

A trendy choice from English origins, Addison means “son of Adam.” Despite her masculine roots, she’s made the transition into the female column, slowly gracing more and more birth announcements since first hitting the U.S. top 1000 charts in 1994.

Like her rhyming sister Madison, Addison is a surname name, a trend that has taken the world by storm. She’s also unisex, a trend that isn’t going away anytime soon. By hitting these two marks, Addison is a stylish choice for any little girl. She’s a bold choice in a world of frilly names, standing apart as a strong, posh moniker without the cutesy -ee or -ella endings dotting the charts.

Addison is a natural-born leader, ready to command any room, even if it’s just an audience of dolls and stuffed animals. She unwavering in her strength, equipped with a name that she can wear through adulthood with pride. She’ll never seem too young by her name, easily presiding over a courtroom or treating a patient alike.

Addison comes with the precious nickname of Addie and various alternative spellings like Addyson and Addisyn which may make her a more popular choice than one might think. Similar names include Avery, Emerson, and Peyton.

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Addison Name Popularity

How popular is the name Addison? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Addison was the 35th most popular girls name, representing 0.3787% of girl births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Addison has been the 289th most popular girls name, representing 0.0807% of girl births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 0 0%
1977 0 0%
1978 0 0%
1979 0 0%
1980 0 0%
1981 0 0%
1982 0 0%
1983 0 0%
1984 0 0%
1985 0 0%
1986 3,183 5 0.0003%
1987 3,013 6 0.0004%
1988 2,910 7 0.0004%
1989 2,075 22 0.0014%
1990 2,208 21 0.0013%
1991 1,746 39 0.0024%
1992 1,440 64 0.004%
1993 1,158 102 0.0065%
1994 803 203 0.0132%
1995 655 281 0.0186%
1996 538 396 0.0264%
1997 466 499 0.0337%
1998 400 652 0.0436%
1999 368 772 0.0516%
2000 323 951 0.0623%
2001 271 1,132 0.0751%
2002 219 1,442 0.0962%
2003 189 1,693 0.1113%
2004 161 2,035 0.1335%
2005 107 3,006 0.1966%
2006 28 7,616 0.4864%
2007 11 11,946 0.7571%
2008 12 10,759 0.6961%
2009 12 10,659 0.7132%
2010 11 10,324 0.7164%
2011 13 9,297 0.6526%
2012 14 8,175 0.5737%
2013 19 7,727 0.5427%
2014 24 6,983 0.4793%
2015 24 6,713 0.4614%
2016 29 6,316 0.4381%
2017 34 5,593 0.4008%
2018 35 5,203 0.3787%

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Names Like Addison

If you like Addison, you’ll love these other names like Addison.


What names are diminutives of Addison?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Addison sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Addison, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ada

Noble one

German

#244 (0.0924%)  
Addie

Noble; son of Adam

German

#1,122 (0.0095%)  
Addy

Noble; noble; son of Adam; noble kind

German

#2,469 (0.0011%)  

What names are variants of Addison?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Addison.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Addeson

Son of Adam

English

Addyson

Son of Adam

English

#614 (0.0298%)  
Adison

Son of Adam

English

#3,127 (0.0004%)  
Adisson

Son of Adam

English


What names sound like Addison?

If you like how Addison sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Addison.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Adelaide

Noble one

German

#289 (0.079%)  
Adele

Noble; noble kind; noble, soft, tender

German

#811 (0.0189%)  
Adelina

Noble kind; small winged one

Latin

#518 (0.0384%)  
Adeline

Noble one

German

#78 (0.2521%)  
Adelyn

Noble one

German

#222 (0.0982%)  
Adesina

My coming has opened the way

African

Madelyn

Woman from Magdala

English

#72 (0.2639%)  
Madison

Son of Maud

English

#22 (0.5121%)  

What names are similar to Addison?

Find a name that’s like Addison, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Bailey

Bailiff

English

#131 (0.1569%)  
Brooklyn

Broken land

English

#47 (0.3356%)  
Harper

Harp Player

English

#9 (0.7702%)  
Kennedy

Helmeted head

Irish

#59 (0.285%)  
Mackenzie

Son of Coinneach

Scottish

#105 (0.2041%)  
Piper

Pipe player

English

#88 (0.2322%)  
Presley

Priest clearing

English

#198 (0.1074%)  
Quinn

Descendent of Conn

Irish

#83 (0.2452%)  
Reagan

Descendent of Riagan

Irish

#106 (0.2034%)  
Riley

Rye clearing

Irish

#28 (0.435%)  

Lists With Addison

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Siblings of Addison

Mamas with kids named Addison also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Charlotte

Free man

French

#6 (0.9419%)  
Paityn

Unknown

#907 (0.0156%)  
Sara

Princess

Hebrew

#170 (0.1213%)  
Jackson

Son of Jack

English

#17 (0.7514%)  
Richard

Brave ruler

German

#185 (0.1534%)  

1 Comment

  1. As a boy’s name it means; son of Adam. And her daddy’s name is Adam, so it was a perfect fit for us!


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