Thomas Alva Edison was one of the most prolific inventors in history. He began his career as a telegraph operator, and his first inventions were for improvements telegraphic devices. The first invention that earned him some attention was the phonograph which he invented in 1877. He created the first industrial research lab in Menlo Park, NJ, and he became known as "The Wizard of Menlo Park." Other notable inventions by Edison were the incandescent light bulb and the kinetescope.
Balthazar M. Edison was the captain of the U.S.S. Franklin in Star Trek Beyond.
Edison Po was a character in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He was a former marine who was part of the Centipede Project. He was killed by the John Garrett.
Ethan Edison was a minor character in the television series Eureka. He created Martha, a drone used to test weapons systems, but who developed into an AI.
There are several types of software named Edison.
Alva has several
origins and can be suitable for boys or girls. It is an English variant
of Alvah, a male name of Hebrew origin that means 'his highness', a
female variant of the Swedish name Alf, meaning 'elf', or an
Anglicization of the Irish female name Ailbhe, which means 'noble, or
bright.' Alva has not ranked in the top 1000 since 1969. In 2011, 13 girls were named Alva.
Edison is an English name that means 'son of Edward'. In 2011, Edison ranked at #767 in the U.S.