The name Edison ranked 1083rd in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
This surname has been given to boys over the last century in honor of Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931).
Starting his working life as a newsboy at age 12, Edison went on to invent an array of devices that in themselves go far to define the 20th-century American experience, including the incandescent electric bulb, the phonograph, the alkaline battery, the phonograph, and the microphone. In addition, he was one of the first producers of motion pictures.