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Meaning of Ebony

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The name Ebony has the following meaning:

Black colored wood, which is favoured for its rich and outstanding color tone.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Ebony is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 789 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In both Years 2008 and 2009, the name Ebony remained at the same ranking of 1000. (A ranking of 1000 means that this name ranked 1000 or poorer in the 2008/2009 popularity surveys)

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Ebony in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Ebony is pronounced as eh-buh-nee


Ebony originates from the English language.

See other suggested English girl baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Ebony and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Ebony: Boys - Anson, Baxter, Benny, Bryson, Butler, Dawson, Dillard, Edmund, Freeman, Harris, Harrison, Jamison, Jaquan, Jimmy, Kingston, Latrell, Lawton, Norwin, Olen, Pierce, Ples, Girls - Ceola, Dasia, Elizebeth, Georgia, Geri, Jailene, Jenna, Marybeth, Scarlett, Both genders - Darian, Farris, Fleming, Hayden, Nancy


Popular Variants for the name Ebony: Abonee, Abony, Eban, Ebanee, Ebanie, Ebboney, Ebonee, Eboni, Ebonie, Ebonique, Ebonisha, Ebonney, Ebonni, Ebonny, Ebonye, Ebonyi


Common nicknames for the name Ebony are: Aba


We think the name Ebony should fall under the following style category: African-American.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Ebony to be: A dark woman who is sleek and savvy with an air of mystery around her

In one word, you might describe Ebony as a(n) "sleek" person.

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