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What does Edison mean?

Edison \e-di-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.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Edward.


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)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Edison for boys. Edison was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #660 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is at #690 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Edison name in U.S.

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

Eddy, Edson and Edward (#160 last year) are the popular variation forms of Edison (#690 last year) ranked in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.3945%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2875%, down 27.1%), with the form Eddy becoming less stylish. Edison (#690) is the most trendy boy name in this compilation, and there is a resurgence in birth name usage for this name. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Edison and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eddy, Edison, Edson, Edward in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Edison is alike in pronunciation to Addison, Adison and Adisson. Another suggested similar baby name is Elison. These names tend to be less frequently used than Edison.