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Allison

[al-uh-suh n]
noun
  1. DonaldDonnie, born 1939, and his brother, Robert (Bobby), born 1937, U.S. racing-car drivers.
  2. a female given name, form of Alice.
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Allison

fem. proper name, a diminutive of Alice (q.v.), via Old French Alison. Popular in U.S. as a girl's name from 1990s, but all but unknown there before 1946; it was popular in England and Scotland 13c.-17c. As a surname, it could represent "Alice's son."

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