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Meaning and name origin

Ebony \e-bo-ny\ as a girl's name is pronounced EB-o-nee. It is of Latin, Greek and Egyptian origin, and the meaning of Ebony is "black wood". Name of the wood (Latin ebenius, from Greek ebenos, from Egyptian origin) known for its color. Used since the 1970s by African-American blacks who like descriptive names such as Amber and Tawny.

Ebony has 13 variant forms: Ebboney, Ebbony, Ebo, Ebone, Ebonee, Eboney, Eboni, Ebonie, Ebonique, Ebonney, Ebonni, Ebonny and Ebonyi.


Ebony is a very popular first name for females (#492 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ebony for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ebony name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ebony outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ebony and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Amber, Eboni, Ebony and Tawny. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Amber, Eboni, Ebony, Tawny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amber, Ebony outside U.S.

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Suggested similar baby names are Evon and Evony. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ebony.


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