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Gender: M Meaning of Edison: "son of Edward" Origin of Edison: English Edison's Popularity in 2014: #690

This rhythmic last-name-first-name projects the creativity and inventiveness of Thomas Edison.

Q. Why is it suddenly being considered by new parents? A) They may possibly be inspired by the mega-trendy Addison, or B) infuenced by the renewed interest in "Twilight" hero Edward and looking at other Ed-starting possibilities, C) attracted to the stylish -son ending, ala Jackson and Harrison or D) into science.

Whatever the reason, Edison is rising through the ranks and strikes the perfect balance of familiar and distinctive.

Famous People Named Edison

Thomas Edison, inventor
Edison, New Jersey was named for the inventor.

Pop Culture References for the name Edison

Edison Sweet - character on British teen series House of Anubis
Clark Edison - intern on American TV show "Bones"
Edison screw - type of lightbulb
Edison "Eddie" Cheng, character in Kevin Kwan's novel Crazy Rich Asians

Eddis, Eddison, Eddy, Edisen, Edson, Edyson