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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 "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.
Suggested similar baby names are Evon and Evony.
Popularity of Ebony
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).
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