The name Edison is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Edward". Edison is ranked #554 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Boy Baby Names Moving Up Fast and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
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.