Meaning and Origin of: Addison

Meaning and Origin of Addison

Girl name origins & meanings

  • English : Daughter of Adam

What does Addison mean and stand for?

The name Addison, originally a boys' name, is of English origin meaning "son of Adam." It can also be translated as "daughter of Adam."

Syllables: 3

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Earth
  • Old English : Adam's son

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish and English : patronymic from the Older Scots or northern Middle English personal name Addie, a pet form of Adam.
  • John Addison (died 1706) came from Westmoreland, England, to MD in 1667.


Addison is the number forty-seven most popular girls name in the US, according to 2019 Social Security Administration data. It has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 50 since 2006 after jumping from 106 in 2005 to 28 in 2006.

However, it is the 37th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Isabella was at its peak popularity in July 2020.

Addison, originally used a boys' name, is an English name meaning "son of Adam." It is among one of the most popular girl names starting with A. The name really took after the character Addison Shepard made her appearance in Grey's Anatomy.

Where is it Popular?

Addison was searched for most often in the following states:

Pairs well with these middle names