Originally meaning “son of Adam,” Addison peaked in popularity in 2007. This might be due to the strong female character named Addison on Grey’s Anatomy that we loved, but didn’t want McDreamy to end up with, as well as its similarity in sound to the very popular Madison.
Famous people named Addison:
Addison Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy; daughter of actor Matthew Lillard of Scooby Doo (or 90s teens may remember him from Scream).
Addison is also an old Scottish nickname for Adam.