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Gender: Male Meaning of Edison: "son of Edward" Origin of Edison: English Edison's Popularity in 2018: #536

The name Edison is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Edward". Edison is ranked #536 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 "What would you name a sibling to...?".

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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.

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Pop Culture References for the name Edison

Eddis, Eddison, Eddy, Edisen, Edson, Edyson

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Bertha Bernard Says:


I absolutely love this name! It's rare without being weird. Easy to say and spell. Has a nice historical feel. Are there any issues with it rhyming with "medicine"?

Edison_F Says:


This is my name, and I personally love it.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I really like this. I just love Ed names. I can't see myself choosing Edison over Edward, Edmund and Edwin, though. Those names are awesome.

amberdaydream Says:


Thomas Edison ripped off a lot of his stuff, so if it's for that namesake, I wouldn't.

eveyalecia Says:


I like this best of all the Ed- names, but I don't like the nicknames Ed or Eddie.

faithnamer Says:


I kind of like this and it's a good namesake too!