Edison - boys name

Edison name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 93%

Edison name meaning:

The name Edison is of English origin and is usually given to boys. It is a variant of the surname Edison, which means "son of Edward." The name Edward is derived from the Old English words "ead," meaning "wealth" or "prosperity," and "weard," meaning "guard." Therefore, the name Edison can be interpreted to mean "son of the prosperous or wealthy guardian."

The name Edison carries a sense of strength and protection, implying that the person with this name may possess qualities of a guardian or protector. It also suggests the potential for success and prosperity. Additionally, the name Edison may be associated with the famous inventor Thomas Edison, known for his contributions to the development of numerous groundbreaking inventions, such as the phonograph and the practical electric light bulb. As a result, the name Edison may also evoke qualities of intelligence, innovation, and creativity.

Origin: English

Son of Edward.



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Overall UK ranking: 356 out of 4789

126 recorded births last year

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