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Girl Name: Ebony

Name: Ebony
Pronunciation: \e-bo-ny\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Ebony's also a boy name)
Meaning: deep black wood
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Abina, Abena, Apona, Aponi
Variant forms: Ebboney, Ebbony, Ebonee, Eboney, Ebonney, Ebonni, Ebonny, Eboni, Ebonie, Ebonique, Ebonyi
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 492

Description

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

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

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