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Quick Facts on Allie

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 220
Simple meaning:
Noble one

Characteristics of Allie

  • Communicative
  • Creative
  • Optimistic
  • Popular
  • Social
  • Dramatic
  • Happy

Etymology & Historical Origin - Allie

The name Allie (like Ally) developed as a pet form of the name Alison, but has become an individual given name in its own right. Alison has been around since medieval times brought to England by the Norman French, and was originally derived from the name Alice. Alice in turn comes from a reduced spelling variant of the Germanic “Adalheidis” (Adelaide) meaning noble (adal) kind (heid). So the root of Alison (and thus Allie) means “nobility” and the origins span across many groups. Allie as a given name has been in use for over 150 years. It is also sometimes considered a pet form of the name Alexis, Alexandra, Alana and other girl names beginning with “AL”.

Popularity of the Name Allie

The name Allie for girls had moderately high usage in America at the turn of the 20th century. In fact, back then, the name was actually considered unisex and was sometimes used for males. As the 20th century progressed, the name Allie fell from popularity. In the 1950s, 60s and 70s, the name was almost completely out of style and did not even make the Top 1000 list. It reappeared on the charts in 1986 and has shown some pretty impressive growth in the past 25 years. Allie has never managed to land a spot on the Top 100 list of most-commonly used girls’ names, but it may be headed in that direction. Allie is a cute, happy and unpretentious choice in a name. Parents should consider one of the longer “AL” names (Alison, Alexandra, Alexis, etc.) and just use Allie as a nickname. This way, your daughter has the option to lengthen Allie to a more sophisticated sounding name if and when she decides as an adult.
Popularity of the Girl Name Allie
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Allie

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Allie

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Allie

    Allie (Allison) Hamilton (The Notebook) Allie is the heroine of Nicholas Sparks’ 2004 bestseller, The Notebook, a sentimental love story about a young woman who must choose between an appropriate suitor and the man she really loves. As the story of the romance unfolds, narrated by the love of her youth, Noah, we are told of young Allie’s story side-by-side with that of the old Allie, who is dying of Alzheimer’s disease. Containing all the elements of melodrama, including a world war, hidden love letters, misunderstandings, teen-age angst and elderly frailty, this story pours it on like maple sugar, and is actually just as satisfying.

    Allie Caulfield (The Catcher in the Rye) Allie is Holden Caulfield’s younger brother in J. D. Salinger’s 1951 classic, The Catcher in the Rye. Although he has already died at age eleven of leukemia when the story begins, he is nonetheless a potent presence to Holden in the novel. He represents all that is innocent, all that is worth saving from going over the precipice by “the catcher in the rye”. His death is what sets off Holden’s emotional decline; he remains a touchstone for Holden to refer to and ultimately is the guiding light that propels young Caulfield toward rejoining the world. The descriptions of Allie are noteworthy – he is a left-handed redhead who writes poetry in green ink on his catcher’s mitt. He is decidedly not a phony, which represents all that is wrong with the world to Holden Caulfield.

  • Popular Songs on Allie

    Popular Songs on Allie

    Allie - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Allie.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Allie

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Allie

    Allie and Her Square Feet (Allison Tutalo) - Allie is excited to be in sixth grade, the highest grade in the school. She is confident when she is helping children cross the street as a crossing guard, doing gymnastics in the school field, or arm wrestling the boys at recess. However, her confidence wavers around Patty, a popular 6th grader, whose cute pink designer sweatshirt and deep blue designer jeans make Allie's new clothes from the value store look cheap, dull, and starchy. Things get worse as she starts to deal with her wide short feet. Buying shoes like her friends' is not an option. Allie can only get shoes from the special shoe store for hard-to-fit feet. Her struggle causes her to wonder why God would give her such wide short feet. She fears that she will have to wear "kiddie" shoes with no heels to the spring dance. Allie soon discovers the difference between bad friends and good friends and begins to believe that she is truly very special. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Allie Finkle's Rules For Girls #1: Moving Day (Meg Cabot) - This book is part of a series. At first, nine-year-old Allie Finkle seems rather unlikable. She's hard on her best friend (who is very quick to tears) and acts bratty when her parents tell her the family will be moving. And even though she's promised a kitten, and prefers her new school and the more engaging friend she'll have next door once they move, she's determined to sabotage the event. However, the girl's worries are nuanced and age-appropriate. By the book's end Allie does show a more caring side, even though her methods are not always appreciated by the adults around her. Chapters all begin with one of Allie's rules ("Don't Stick a Spatula Down Your Best Friend's Throat," or "When You Finally Figure Out What the Right Thing to Do Is, You Have to Do It, Even If You Don't Want To"). Other books in this series are titled: Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls #2: The New Girl; Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls #3: Best Friends and Drama Queens; Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls #4: Stage Fright; Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls #5: Glitter Girls and the Great Fake Out; Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls #6: Blast From the Past. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Allie Learns About Alzheimer's Disease (Kim Gosselin) - This story is about how Allie and her family learn to cope and adjust to everyday life when her grandmother is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Allie the Allergic Elephant: A Children's Story of Peanut Allergies (Nicole Smith) - Allie the Allergic Elephant helps children learn about food allergies and how to be a good friend when you can't share snacks. Allie explains peanut allergies in a way that parents, teachers and children themselves can talk about allergies and understand them better. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Allie the Christmas Spider (Shirley Menendez) - This Christmas, Beth knows there won't be many presents under the tree. Mama and Papa can't afford to buy new toys, and the Christmas tree looks bare. Allie the spider, who lives in a window corner in their house, wishes there was something she could do to make Beth's holiday a little brighter. Late on Christmas Eve, after the family has gone to bed, popcorn strings encircling the tree inspire Allie to do just the right thing to bring sparkle and magic to their Christmas morning. This sweet holiday story shows, with tender and festive illustrations, that family, friends, and kindness are the best gifts of all. Recommended for ages baby to preschool.

    Allie's Basketball Dream (Barbara E. Barber) - Repeatedly told that "basketball's a boy's game," a girl's confidence falters and then rebounds in this encouraging tale. Allie tries out her brand-new basketball, a gift from her father, at a city playground. Although she wants to be a professional player, first she has to get the ball in, and not even her girlfriends want to play. Allie finally convinces one boy that girls can shoot hoops too, and her father returns just in time to see her make a perfect basket. This is a story of perseverance. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Allie's Ghost Hunters series: Case 1: Eglantine: A Paranormal Adventure (Catherine Jinks) - This book is part of a series. Allie Gebhardt thought sharing a room with her younger brother Bethan was bad enough, but sharing a room with a ghost proves to be downright frightful. In this deliciously spooky tale, Allie’s family is haunted by Eglantine Higgins, the ghost of a young girl who used to live in their house. After mysterious writings appear on the walls of Bethan’s room, Bethan moves in with his older sister, much to her dismay. Irritated by her younger brother, Allie becomes determined to get rid of the unwanted guest in Bethan’s room. This suspenseful tale combines mystery, cleverness, and a little bit of humor to create a frightfully fun ghost story for younger readers. Other books in the series are titled: Case #2: Eustace: A Paranormal Adventure; Case #3: Eloise: A Paranormal Adventure; Case #4: Elysium: A Paranormal Adventure. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Lil' Allie Aker the Great Big Faker (Mark Pressman) - Lil' Allie Aker is the little girl with the big imagination-and it sometimes gets her into trouble in this enchantingly drawn children's book written by television writer and video director Mark Pressman. Allie's got a penchant for making mischief, and when caught, she simply can't confess. Instead, she creates story after story, which both charm and alarm her parents. It's not young Allie who floods the floor after her bath, it's a rhino! Penguins knock over plants and Martians zip through the air, and a monkey is responsible for the TV screen painted green. The illustrations by Joanne Prato are bright and zippy, and the rhymes are so much fun, parents and children will be chanting them out loud. Funny and wise, this is a book that celebrates the magical worlds children create even as it demonstrates the need for parents to occasionally pull their kids back down to earth. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Return of the Gypsy Witch: Allie Kat Mysteries (Alison Hart) - Sixth-grader Allie lives in the shadow of her brilliant half-sister, Kat, who inherited their father's detective agency when he died. Business is slow until a mysterious man with a briefcase appears. After the man ends up unconscious following a hit-and-run, Allie smells a larger criminal conspiracy, so she breaks her sister's confidence (and the law) by picking open the mysterious briefcase and discovering five Gypsy Witch comic books--worth an estimated million dollars, and even more than that to the senile old man who claims to have lost them. Although there are some hackneyed motifs that intrude on the action and the dialogue is excessively explicative, readers will be carried on by concern for the characters and the exciting, but never terrifying, twists and turns. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    What Did Abuela Say? (Karen Valentin) - Allie loves Sunday dinners with her family. She loves the yummy arroz and pollo they eat. She loves spending time with her granddad and grandma, Abuelo and Abuela. And she loves the funny stories everyone shares at the table. But when Abuela tells stories in Spanish, Allie feels left out because she's the only one in the family who doesn't understand the language. Allie is anxious to know What did Abuela say? And Abuela is going to help her learn. This is the first book in a series called Allie's World, which focuses on little Allie and her Puerto Rico-American family. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    What's that Sound, Allie Gator? (Elana Roth) - Allie Gator loves to listen to the exciting sounds around Merriweather Farm, from the rooster’s cock-a-doodle-doo, to the vroom of Johnny Tractor’s engine and the gentle pitter-patter of the sprinkler in the garden. Kids will love reading along as Allie discovers her favorite sounds in this shaped board book perfect for little hands. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Allie

    Famous People Named Allie

    Allie - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Allie.

  • Children of Famous People Named Allie

    Children of Famous People Named Allie

    Famous People who Named their Daughter Allie - Garth Brooks (country musician)

  • Historic Figures

    Allie - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Allie - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Allie.

Personality of the Girl Name Allie

The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.

Variations of the Baby Name - Allie

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