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  1. Alisonnoun

    A female given name from the Germanic languages.

    He came up close and kneeling gently down

  2. Etymology: From Old French Alison, brought to England by the Normans, diminutive of Aliz, equivalent to English Alice, from Old High German Adalhaid ("of noble kind"). Became Middle English Alisoun.


  1. Alison

    Alison is a song written by and first recorded by Elvis Costello in 1977 for his debut album on Stiff Records. Costello claimed the song was written as an ode to a woman he saw working at a supermarket, though he has remained vague on the meaning. Though Costello's single never charted, it has become one of his most famous tracks. Linda Ronstadt, who covered the song and released her version in 1979, had a moderate hit with it. There have also been several other cover versions of this song.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Alison is ranked #32123 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Alison surname appeared 718 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Alison.

    77.7% or 558 total occurrences were White.
    9.3% or 67 total occurrences were Black.
    5.8% or 42 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.4% or 32 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Alison' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4375

Anagrams for Alison »

  1. anisol

  2. anolis

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alison in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alison in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Alison in a Sentence

  1. The NYPD:

    There are no words to express how heartbroken I am by the senseless tragedy in Moneta this morning, the statement said. My deepest sympathies go out to the loved ones of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, as well as the entire WDBJ family. I ask everyone to join me in praying for Vicki Gardner who was seriously injured in this attack and all of the local authorities and first responders who are working to find the perpetrator of this horrific crime.

  2. The New York Times:

    Bruce just isn't a man with a double life, but a character shaped with love and exasperation, recrimination and guilt by Alison's recollection of him.

  3. Deon Guillory:

    You can even seen her smiling in the snow. That was the kind of person Alison was.

  4. Davida Perry:

    If Alison Sullivan have some sort of agreement that has a different notice period then Alison Sullivan should follow that because Alison Sullivan could lose out on other benefits that Alison Sullivan might be entitled to.

  5. Amy Dudley:

    Senator Kaine is heartbroken by the horrific shooting that took the lives of Alison Parker and Adam Ward and seriously injured Vicki Gardner. Senator Kaine has not yet reached out to the victims' families out of respect for their space and privacy during this difficult time of grieving. At the appropriate time, he looks forward to working side-by-side with the families and all Virginians who want to push tougher legislation through Congress to reduce gun violence and prevent such tragedies from happening here and across the country.

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. omnifarious
    • B. soft-witted
    • C. occlusive
    • D. indiscernible

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