"son of Edith or Adam"

Edison Origin and Meaning

The name Edison is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Edith or Adam".

This rhythmic last-name-first-name projects the creativity and inventiveness of Thomas Edison. It's an English surname deriving from either Adam or Eda, a medieval diminutive of Edith.

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.

# 830 in the US

Edison Rank in US Top 1000

# 855 on Nameberry

Edison Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Edison Popularity

Famous People Named Edison

  • Edison Koonhei Chen, Hong Kong actor
  • Edison Tesla MarshallAmerican novelist
  • Edison CiavattoneUruguayan basketball player
  • Zachary Edison Bell (b. 2004)son of actress Rebecca Gibney and Richard Bell
  • Thomas Alva EdisonAmerican inventor

Edison in Pop Culture

  • Edison "Eddie" Miller ( A.K.A. Sweet)character on Nickelodeon's "House of Anubis"
  • Edison "Eddie" Chengcharacter in Kevin Kwan's "Crazy Rich Asians"
  • Edison Davischaracter on ABC's "Scandal"
  • Edisoncharacter in film "Valentine's Day"
  • "The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee" comic strip by John Hambrock
  • Clark Edisonintern on Fox's "Bones"