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 Best Boy Names Starting with Vowels and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover name game: from one gender to the other".
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.