Edison Name Meaning & Origin

Edison

Pronunciation: EHD-i-sən (key)

Origin of the name Edison:

Transferred use of the English surname meaning “Eadie’s son, Edie’s son.” Eadie and Edie are obsolete Old English names derived from ēad (prosperity, wealth). Short: Ed. Pet: Eddie, Eddy.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Ed, Eddie, Ned

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My husbands middle name is Edward. I love the name Edward but, he hates it so I figure we come to a compromise. Edison is perfect for us... We love it!!

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We named our second son Edison. We liked that it sounded complimentary to his older brother's name, Jackson. We loved that it is not common, but also not weird, and that it evokes the idea of Thomas Edison, a brilliant inventor and irrepressible optimist.

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Ed, Eddie, Ned

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