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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Edson

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Alt. Meaning

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

S is for scholar, the brilliant in you.

O is for outgoing, so sociable are you

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Notable Persons Named Edson

Pelé is a football player, humanitarianism, footballer, (retired), and humanitarian. Pelé was given the name Edson Arantes do Nascimento by his parent Dondinho on October 23rd, 1940 in Três Corações, Brazil.

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Edson was born on January 21st, 1986 in Nova Friburgo. Edson is also known as Edson Mendes Junior.

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Edson Cholbi Nascimento is a football player.

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Edson Puch is a soccer player for the LDU Quito, Deportes Iquique, Huachipato, Club Universidad de Chile, Al-Wasl F.C., Club Atlético Huracán, Chile national football team, and Chile Olympic football team. Edson was born on April 9th, 1986 in Iquique, Chile.

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Edson Braafheid is a soccer player for the S.S. Lazio, Amstelland, FC Utrecht, FC Twente, FC Bayern Munich, Celtic F.C., TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Netherlands national under-21 football team, and Netherlands national football team. Edson was born on April 8th, 1983 in Paramaribo, Suriname.

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Edson Stroll was an actor. He was most active from 1958 to 2011. Edson was born on January 6th, 1929 in Chicago. He left this life on July 18th, 2011.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Edson

Richard Edson is an actor/musician. His ongoing career started in 1981. Richard was born on January 1st, 1954 in New Rochelle, New York, US.

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Merritt Austin Edson is a vermont state police and national rifle association. His military service ended in 1947.

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Marcellus was born on February 7th, 1849 in Bedford, Quebec (town). He left this life on March 6th, 1940.

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Edson is a soccer player for the NK Slaven Belupo, Sociedade Esportiva e Recreativa Caxias do Sul, Figueirense FC, C.F. Os Belenenses, Associação Académica de Coimbra – O.A.F., Rio Ave F.C., Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, U.D. Leiria, and Brazil national under-20 football team. Edson was born on July 6th, 1987 in Itaquitinga.

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Hiram Edson was a pioneer of the seventh-day adventist church, seventh-day adventist church, and pioneer of theseventh-day adventist church. Hiram was born Hiram Edson on January 1st, 1806 in Gorham, Maine. He passed away on July 16th, 1915.

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Hilary was born on October 17th, 1965.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1881 7 0 7
1882 5 0 5
1883 8 0 8
1884 5 0 5
1887 9 0 9
1888 7 0 7
1891 6 0 6
1892 10 0 10
1894 5 0 5
1895 6 0 6
1896 8 0 8
1898 5 0 5
1900 6 0 6
1904 8 0 8
1906 7 0 7
1907 8 0 8
1908 8 0 8
1909 5 0 5
1911 11 0 11
1912 16 0 16
1913 23 0 23
1914 31 0 31
1915 36 0 36
1916 30 0 30
1917 48 0 48
1918 28 0 28
1919 32 0 32
1920 30 0 30
1921 35 0 35
1922 35 0 35
1923 35 0 35
1924 30 0 30
1925 26 0 26
1926 25 0 25
1927 28 0 28
1928 25 0 25
1929 27 0 27
1930 29 0 29
1931 20 0 20
1932 22 0 22
1933 16 0 16
1934 21 0 21
1935 21 0 21
1936 22 0 22
1937 25 0 25
1938 21 0 21
1939 20 0 20
1940 11 0 11
1941 23 0 23
1942 14 0 14
1943 24 0 24
1944 28 0 28
1945 22 0 22
1946 21 0 21
1947 22 0 22
1948 17 0 17
1949 24 0 24
1950 16 0 16
1951 27 0 27
1952 7 0 7
1953 14 0 14
1954 14 0 14
1955 16 0 16
1956 18 0 18
1957 12 0 12
1958 15 0 15
1959 11 0 11
1960 13 0 13
1961 16 0 16
1962 20 0 20
1963 17 0 17
1964 12 0 12
1965 6 0 6
1966 9 0 9
1967 16 0 16
1969 10 0 10
1970 18 0 18
1971 13 0 13
1972 9 0 9
1973 13 0 13
1974 13 0 13
1975 10 0 10
1976 18 0 18
1977 20 0 20
1978 16 0 16
1979 23 0 23
1980 18 0 18
1981 21 0 21
1982 40 0 40
1983 23 0 23
1984 23 0 23
1985 24 0 24
1986 37 0 37
1987 27 0 27
1988 32 0 32
1989 45 0 45
1990 52 0 52
1991 41 0 41
1992 49 0 49
1993 61 0 61
1994 49 0 49
1995 62 0 62
1996 69 0 69
1997 91 0 91
1998 89 0 89
1999 66 0 66
2000 93 0 93
2001 94 0 94
2002 110 0 110
2003 81 0 81
2004 81 0 81
2005 92 0 92
2006 111 0 111
2007 89 0 89
2008 91 0 91
2009 69 0 69
2010 94 0 94
2011 66 0 66
2012 60 0 60
2013 71 0 71
2014 56 0 56
2015 50 0 50
2016 57 0 57
2017 88 0 88

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Popularity of Edson as a first name

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Common last names for Edson

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Edson U.S.
  White 92.50% 64.26%
  African American 1.31% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.46% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.46% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Edson

People with the last name Edson are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Edson

  • How Popular is the name Edson? Edson is the 4,426th most popular name of all time. As a last name Edson was the 8,455th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Edson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,897 babies born with the first name Edson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Edson to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Edson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Edson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Edson is Thursday, October 31st, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Edson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Edson was in 2006 with a total of 111 babies.
  • Random Edson Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Edson is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Edson: Your name in reverse order is Nosde. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ednso. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Edson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,906 people with the last name Edson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Edson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Edson as their last name.

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