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Edison is an English baby boy’s name that means “son of” one of several possible names: Adam, Edward, Edmund, or Edith. Edison is a vintage classic name that was popular from 1900 to 1959 and returned to popularity in 2006.

Meaning of the name Edison:

English: son of Adam, Edward, Edmund, or Edith

Origin of the name Edison:

Edison is a baby boy’s name that means son of either Adam, Edward, Edmund, or Edith. It was originally a patronymic surname.

Symbolism of the name Edison:

Edison is one of the patronymic surnames associated with names beginning in Ed- as well as the name Adam.

Style of the name Edison:


Gender of the name Edison:

Edison is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Edison:


Number of syllables in the name Edison:


Emotion evoked from the name Edison:

Edison evokes feelings of genius and strength.

Alternative spellings for the name Edison:

Eddison, Edyson, Edisen

Nicknames for the name Edison:

  • Ed 
  • Eddie
  • Son
  • Sonny
  • Dison

Popularity of the name Edison:

According to the Social Security Administration, Edison is a popular baby boy’s name. Edison was in the top 1000 baby names list from 1900 to 1959 and again from 2006 to 2020. It peaked at #538 in 2018.

Related names for the name Edison:

Great middle names for the name Edison and their meanings:

  • Alder (old, the tree)
  • Isaac (laughter)
  • Callum (dove)
  • Dale (valley)
  • Hollis (near the holly bushes)
  • Roan (little redhead)
  • Luke (man from Lucania)
  • Samuel (told by God)

Famous people with the name Edison:

  • Edison Koonhei Chen (Hong Kong actor)
  • Edison Tesla Marshall (American novelist)
  • Edison Ciavattone (Uruguayan basketball player)
  • Thomas Alva Edison (American inventor)
  • Edison Barrios (Venezuelan baseball player)

Edison in popular culture:

  • Edison Lighthouse (American band)
  • Edison (television, “The Parody”)
  • Thomas Edison (media, “Transformers” series)
  • Edison (video games, “Super Mario Bros. Super Show”)
  • Edison Trent (video games, “Discovery”)