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What does Edison mean?

Edison /edi-son/ as a boys' name is pronounced ED-ih-sun. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Edison is "son of Edward". The name is used in honor of inventor Thomas Edison.


Edison has 3 variants: Eddison, Eddy and Edson.

Related boy name: Edward.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Edisonnio, Efison, ..

(female) Edisonna, Edisonne, ..

How popular is Edison?

Edison is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1083 out of 1220, Top 89%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#7951 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Edison for boys. Edison was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #631 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is at #690 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Edison name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Edison outside U.S.

Eddy (#1269 last year), Edson and Edward (#160) are the popular variation forms of Edison (#690 last year) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Edison were at the top of their popularity 134 years ago (median #1075) and are now significantly less widespread (#1029, 92.4%), with the form Edward becoming less stylish. Edison is the most trendy boy name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Edison, Eddy, Edson, Edward in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Edward outside U.S.

Similar Names


Edison is alike in pronunciation to Addeson, Addison, Adison and Adisson. Other suggested similar names are Adon, Alison, Allison, Allson, Annson, Briton, Buiron, Criston, Denison, Dilon, Dodgson, Dowson, Dyson, Edan, Edik, Edin, Edlin, Edmon, Edmond, Edon, Eiden, Eilan, Eilon, Einion, Einon, Eion, Ekon, Eldon, Eliron, Eliso, Elison, Elisson, Ellison, Ellson, Ellston, Ellyson, Elson, Ephron, Epifan, Erico, Ericson, Erikson, Erron, Esiason, Evion, Eyton, Gibson, Gidon, Hanson, Hobson, Jaison, Jimson, Jonson, Kaidon, Lawson, Liron, Madison, Madisson, Odilon, Odon, Rion, Rishon, Robson, Tanson, Tayson, Tyson, Urson, Vinson, Watson, Wilson and Zivon. These names tend to be less frequently used than Edison.