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What does Ebby mean?

Ebby Pronunciation of Ebby [eb-by] as a boys' name is a Hebrew name, and the name Ebby means "father of light". Ebby is a version of Abner (Hebrew).

Associated with: light (bright).


Ebby has 4 variants: Abbey, Abbie, Abby and Ebbie.

5 more related forms via Abner: Ab, Abe, Abna, Eb and Ebner.

Creative forms:
(male) Edby, Erby, ..

(female) Ebny, Ebry, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ebby Graysen (E.G.), ..

How popular is Ebby?

Ebby is an uncommon given name for men. Ebby is an equivalently rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Ebby (not in Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Ab, Abbie, Abe (#1841 a year ago), Abner (#1018) and Ebbie. Other forms, like Abna, are uncommon. These forms of Ebby were at the top of their popularity a century ago (median #930) and are now much less popular, with the form Abe becoming less fashionable. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ab, Abbie, Abe, Abner, Ebbie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ebby and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ebby is alike in pronunciation to Abba, Abey, Abia, Abie, Abo, Obi and Obie. Other recommended names are Alby, Amby, Bobby, Cobby, Coby, Eban, Ebbe, Eben, Eber, Eddy, Eloy, Ely, Erly, Ewy, Gabby, Gaby, Gibby, Joby, Koby, Robby, Ruby and Toby. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ebby.

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