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Ebony 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 "deep black wood". Name of the wood known for its color. Used since the 1970s by African-American blacks who like descriptive names such as Amber and Tawny.

Ebony has 11 variant forms: Ebboney, Ebbony, Ebonee, Eboney, Ebonney, Ebonni, Ebonny, Eboni, Ebonie, Ebonique and Ebonyi.

Baby names that sound like Ebony are Abina, Abena, Apona and Aponi.

Popularity of Ebony

Ebony is a very popular first name for women (#492 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Ebony compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Ebony only.

Popularity of name Ebony
Popularity of Ebony