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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 is the baby names popularity of the name Ebony for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Ebony with its variant forms and related girl baby names.