Addison is an Old English given name whose etymological meaning is "son of Adam." Variants include Adisson, Adison, Addisyn, Addyson and Addeson.
Addison is also a Scottish patronymic surname meaning "son of Addie", a Scottish Lowlands nickname for Adam.
People with the name Addison include:
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Famous quotes containing the word addison:
“Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object, unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a new perpetual succession of miracles rising up to its view.”
—Joseph Addison (16721719)