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Gender: M Meaning of Edison: "son of Edward" Origin of Edison: English Edison's Popularity in 2016: #575

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

Edison Koon-hei Chen, Hong Kong actor
Edison Tesla Marshall, American novelist
Edison Ciavattone, Uruguayan basketball player
Zachary Edison Bell (b. 2004), son of actress Rebecca Gibney and Richard Bell
Thomas Alva Edison, American inventor

Pop Culture References for the name Edison

Edison "Eddie" Miller, character on TV's "House of Anubis"
Edison "Eddie" Cheng, character in Kevin Kwan's "Crazy Rich Asians"
Edison Davis, character on TV's Scandal
Edison, character in film "Valentine's Day"
"The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee," comic strip by John Hambrock
Clark Edison, intern on American TV show "Bones"

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