Donald (“Donnie”) born 1939, and his brother, Robert, (Bobby), born 1937, U.S. racing-car drivers.
a female given name, form of .
Contemporary Examples

In this week’s Newsweek, Allison Pearson offers an intimate look at the unconventional royal couple.
Citizen Kate The Daily Beast April 2, 2011

Kalaj changes him, but when he meets a girl named Allison he becomes self-conscious again.
This Week’s Hot Reads: April 8, 2013 G. Clay Whittaker April 8, 2013

But after her turn in ‘Middle of Nowhere,’ that could change, says Allison Samuels.
Lorraine Toussaint on ‘Middle of Nowhere,’ ‘Scandal’ & the Oscars Allison Samuels December 14, 2012

While deejays put in work for Obama, his campaign would rather not make much noise about the effort, reports Allison Yarrow.
Campaign Keeps Quiet When It Comes To Deejays For Obama Allison Yarrow July 29, 2012

LONG DRIVE HOME, by Will Allison, is a book that once you pick up you won’t put down.
The Perfect Summer Read Roxanne Coady August 22, 2011

Historical Examples

Allison inquired, indicating some thirty communications which lay before him on the desk.
On Secret Service William Nelson Taft

The boys seated themselves and Allison described the mission.
A Yankee Flier Over Berlin Al Avery

“No,” whispered Allison, her glance following the gaze of the child’s eyes.
The Little Colonel’s Holidays Annie Fellows Johnston

Allison’s ship had come through with only a few bullet holes.
A Yankee Flier Over Berlin Al Avery

Suddenly he burst out laughing and poked Allison in the ribs.
A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery

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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