Meaning and Origin of: Allis

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from the Middle English and Old French female personal name Alis (Alice), which, together with its diminutive Alison, was extremely popular in England in the Middle Ages. The personal name is of Germanic origin, brought to England from France by the Normans; it is a contracted form of Germanic Adalhaid(is), which is composed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + haid ‘brilliance’, ‘beauty’.