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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Eb"on
  1. Consisting of ebony.
  2. Like ebony, especially in color; black; dark."Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne." [Young.]
noun Eb"on
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  1. Of a very dark black

From Old French eban (modern ébène), from Latin ebenus, from Ancient Greek ἔβενος (ébenos, “ebony tree”).

  1. (now poetic) Ebony; an ebony tree.

Notable Persons Named Ebon

Ebon Moss-Bachrach is an actor. He was most prominent from 1999 to present. Ebon was born on August 17th, 1978 in Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S.



Ebon Clark Ingersoll was an attorney and u.s. congressman. Ebon was born on December 12th, 1831 in Dresden, New York. He passed away on May 31st, 1879.



E Reece is a hip hop music and jazz rapping, record producer, actor, and model (people). He plays Saxophone and Phonograph. He was most active from 1999 to 1999. E was given the name Ebon Herndon .


Fun Facts about the name Ebon

  • How Popular is the name Ebon? Ebon is the 23,522nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ebon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 259 babies born with the first name Ebon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ebon to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ebon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ebon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ebon is Thursday, August 31st, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Ebon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ebon was in 1977 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Random Ebon Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ebon is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1979.
  • Weird things about the name Ebon: Your name in reverse order is Nobe. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Beno. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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