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Meaning and Origin

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  1. United States inventor; inventions included the phonograph and incandescent electric light and the microphone and the Kinetoscope (1847-1931)
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  1. An English patronymic or matronymic (or just pamatronymic) surname derived from Adam and Edith.
  2. Thomas Edison (1847–1931), American inventor and businessman.
  3. A town in New Jersey.

Notable Persons Named Edison

Edison Chen is a hong kong hip hop, chinese hip hop, and cantopop author. He plays Vocals. He has been prominent since 1999. Edison is also known as EDC.

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Ned Vizzini was a young-adult fiction writer. His career lasted from 1998 to 2013. Ned was given the name Edison Price Vizzini on April 4th, 1981 in , United States. He breathed his last breath on December 19th, 2013.

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Edison Flores is a soccer player for the Club Universitario de Deportes, Villarreal CF B, Peru national under-17 football team, Peru national under-20 football team, and Peru national football team. Edison was born on May 15th, 1994 in Lima.

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Edison Miranda is a boxer. Edison was born on January 7th, 1981 in Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca.

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Édison Méndez is a soccer player for the Club Deportivo El Nacional, Deportivo Quito, Irapuato F.C., Santos Laguna, LDU Quito, PSV Eindhoven, Clube Atlético Mineiro, Club Sport Emelec, Independiente Santa Fe, and Ecuador national football team. Édison was born on March 16th, 1979 in Ibarra, Ecuador.

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Edison was born on August 28th, 1894. He breathed his last breath on October 29th, 1967.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Edison

Thomas Edison was an inventor, businessman, invention, and businessperson. He holds the title Mary Had a Little Lamb. Thomas was given the name Thomas Alva Edison on February 11th, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. He left this life on October 18th, 1931.

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Charles Edison was a Governor of New Jersey and United States Secretary of the Navy. He was most active from 1941 to 1944. Charles was born on August 3rd, 1890 in West Orange, New Jersey. He breathed his last breath on July 31st, 1969.

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Theodore was born as the child of Thomas Edison on July 10th, 1898 in Glenmont. He died on November 24th, 1992.

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Harry Edison was a jazz and swing music musician. Harry was born on October 10th, 1915 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Harry is also known as Harry "Sweets" Edison. He died on July 27th, 1999.

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Mike Edison is a journalism and humour writer, musician, and music. Mike was given the name Michael Alan Simberg on August 2nd, 1964 in New Brunswick.

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Edison is a soccer player for the Balzan F.C., Qormi F.C., and New York Cosmos (2010). Edison was born on June 6th, 1987 in Santiago.

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How popular is the baby name Edison in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1891 6 0 6
1892 8 0 8
1893 12 0 12
1895 5 0 5
1896 7 0 7
1897 12 0 12
1898 6 0 6
1899 7 0 7
1900 5 0 5
1901 7 0 7
1902 14 0 14
1904 14 0 14
1905 10 0 10
1906 10 0 10
1907 13 0 13
1908 10 0 10
1909 16 0 16
1910 17 0 17
1911 18 0 18
1912 43 0 43
1913 47 0 47
1914 49 0 49
1915 81 0 81
1916 84 0 84
1917 118 0 118
1918 107 0 107
1919 85 0 85
1920 88 0 88
1921 86 0 86
1922 104 0 104
1923 87 0 87
1924 82 0 82
1925 58 0 58
1926 63 0 63
1927 79 0 79
1928 58 0 58
1929 66 0 66
1930 59 0 59
1931 77 0 77
1932 57 0 57
1933 43 0 43
1934 47 0 47
1935 52 0 52
1936 41 0 41
1937 39 0 39
1938 43 0 43
1939 43 0 43
1940 43 0 43
1941 53 0 53
1942 48 0 48
1943 49 0 49
1944 42 0 42
1945 47 0 47
1946 45 0 45
1947 46 0 46
1948 50 0 50
1949 47 0 47
1950 56 0 56
1951 49 0 49
1952 55 0 55
1953 54 0 54
1954 54 0 54
1955 56 0 56
1956 61 0 61
1957 43 0 43
1958 47 0 47
1959 68 0 68
1960 49 0 49
1961 60 0 60
1962 53 0 53
1963 37 0 37
1964 51 0 51
1965 38 0 38
1966 47 0 47
1967 36 0 36
1968 35 0 35
1969 28 0 28
1970 41 0 41
1971 37 0 37
1972 28 0 28
1973 35 0 35
1974 44 0 44
1975 33 0 33
1976 29 0 29
1977 26 0 26
1978 35 0 35
1979 30 0 30
1980 30 0 30
1981 37 0 37
1982 32 0 32
1983 37 0 37
1984 35 0 35
1985 42 0 42
1986 44 0 44
1987 49 0 49
1988 67 0 67
1989 47 0 47
1990 52 0 52
1991 58 0 58
1992 62 0 62
1993 50 0 50
1994 53 0 53
1995 49 0 49
1996 62 0 62
1997 66 0 66
1998 82 0 82
1999 76 0 76
2000 78 0 78
2001 106 0 106
2002 123 0 123
2003 150 5 145
2004 159 0 159
2005 171 0 171
2006 195 0 195
2007 202 0 202
2008 182 0 182
2009 202 8 194
2010 236 7 229
2011 304 12 292
2012 316 13 303
2013 376 10 366
2014 371 10 361
2015 430 10 420
2016 491 11 480
2017 507 14 493

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Edison U.S.
  White 51.21% 64.26%
  African American 35.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.56% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.27% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Edison

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Fun Facts about the name Edison

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  • How Popular is the name Edison? Edison is the 2,581st most popular name of all time. As a last name Edison was the 8,250th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Edison have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,497 babies born with the first name Edison in the United States. That's more than enough people named Edison to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Edison? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1891 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Edison first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Edison is Saturday, May 11th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Edison born? The highest recorded use of the first name Edison was in 2017 with a total of 493 babies.
  • Random Edison Factoid: According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Edison ranks 98th in popularity as a baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 5 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1910.
  • Weird things about the name Edison: Your name in reverse order is Noside. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Odiesn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Edison? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,015 people with the last name Edison.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Edison? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Edison as their last name.

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