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[al-uh-suh n] /ˈæl ə sən/
Donald ("Donnie") born 1939, and his brother, Robert, (Bobby), born 1937, U.S. racing-car drivers.
a female given name, form of Alice. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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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