1. Proper noun.  (surname, patronymic) .
  2. Proper noun.  (given name, male) transferred from the surname; mostly of persons born before 1950.
  3. Proper noun.  (given name, female) taken into general use in the 1940s; usually interpreted as a spelling variant of Alison.

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