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Meaning and name origin

Edison \e-di-son\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Eddison, Eddy and Edson.

For more information, see also the related boy name Edward.


Edison is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1083 out of 1220, Top 89%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#5750 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Edison for boys. Edison reached its highest rank of #660 in the U.S. in 2013. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Edison and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Edward (#160), Edison (#690), Eddy and Edson. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Edison is also pronounced similarly to Addison, Adison and Adisson. Another suggested similar baby name is Elison. These names tend to be less commonly used than Edison.