Submitted Name Save Type Surname (from given name) Usage English (British, ?) Pronounced Pron. EED(British English) [key] Other Forms FormsEddis, Edds, Edis, Edes, Edison Edit Status Status [show contributorhide contributor] Added 5/8/2015 by anonymous Meaning & History Originally derived from the Old English Eadwig, which meant "prosperity / fortune in war." Surname found mainly in Scotland and northern England. Americanized spelling of Norwegian Eide. Also see the similar given names: Adam, Edwy, Eda, and Edith.