What does Edison mean?
Edison /edi-son/ [3 sylls.] 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.
Related boy name: Edward.Kreatif forms: Edisonne, Edisonnio, Efison. [more]
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)
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)
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%, ▼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)