Meaning and Origin of: Edison

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Son of Edward

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : patronymic or metronymic from Eade.
  • The inventor Thomas Alva Edison, born in 1847 in Milan, OH, came from a Canadian family first established in North America by John Edison, a loyalist during the American Revolution, who served under the British General Richard Howe and went into exile in Nova Scotia after the Revolutionary War.