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Etymology & Historical Origin - Addison
Addison is the transferred use of a Scottish patronymic surname meaning “son of Addie” – Addie being a medieval Scottish Lowlands nickname for Adam. So Addison basically means “son of Adam”. Adam is, of course, a name borne from the Bible as the first man created by God. It comes from the Hebrew “adamah” meaning “ground, earth” or more literally, “(the one formed from the) ground”. Apropos, “dust from the ground” was the essential ingredient of God’s creation. Adam is also the generic term for “Man” as told in Genesis 5:2. Therefore, Addison means “son of the ground” or “son of man”.
Addison has a longer history as a masculine given name; only in recent years (since the mid-1990s) has Addison seen success as a female given name, usage of which is mainly restricted to the United States, Canada and Australia. The more popular Addison became for girls, the less popular it was for boys. It finally fell off the male charts in 2009 so now the name is considered almost exclusively female. For example, of all the U.S. babies given the name Addison in 2012, 98% were female babies and only 2% were boys.
Popularity of the Name Addison
The name Addison has a much longer history in America as a masculine personal name (dating back to the 19th century), but it never achieved the kind of success we are now seeing for girls. Once Addison hit the girl’s popularity charts in 1994 there was no stopping her trendy success. It is now the 14th most commonly given baby girl's name in the country. For whatever reason (perhaps due to the trendiness of Madison?), Addison's popularity seems unstoppable for the girls. Daughters are now given "son of" names in droves (also consider Emerson). The fact that this particular name is quite masculine by its very nature, this doesn't seem to dissuade parents of little girls. Unfortunately, it's only made it a less attractive name for baby boys.
Popularity of the Boy Name Addison
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Addison
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Addison
Addison We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Addison.
Popular Songs on Addison
Addison - a song by The Saints
Addison - a song by Jessica Stone
Children's Books on the Baby Name Addison
Addison - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Addison.
Famous People Named Addison
Famous People Named Addison - We cannot find any popular celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Addison.
Children of Famous People Named Addison
Famous People Who Named Their Child Addison - Buster Posey (baseball player, has a daughter named Addison); Matthew Lillard (actor, has a daughter named Addison)
Addison - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Addison - We cannot find any people of historical significance with the first name Addison.
Personality of the Boy Name Addison
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Variations of the Baby Name - Addison