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Ebony

First Name
39k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Ebony

"Ebony" is a name of English origin, and it means "Ebony". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Eb"on*y
A hard, heavy, and durable wood, which admits of a fine polish or gloss. The usual color is black, but it also occurs red or green.

Note: ☞ The finest black ebony is the heartwood of Diospyros reticulata, of the Mauritius. Other species of the same genus (D. Ebenum Melanoxylon, etc.), furnish the ebony of the East Indies and Ceylon. The West Indian green ebony is from a leguminous tree (Brya Ebenus), and from the Excæcaria glandulosa.

Etymology: F. ébène, L. ebenus, fr. Gr. �; prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. hobnīm, pl. Cf. Ebon

adjective Eb"on*y
Made of ebony, or resembling ebony; black; as, an ebony countenance.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A very dark black
  2. Tropical tree of southern Asia having hard dark-colored heartwood used in cabinetwork
  3. Hard dark-colored heartwood of the ebony tree; used in cabinetwork and for piano keys
  4. Of a very dark black
Wiktionary

From ebony. First used by African Americans in the 1970s.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Ebony

WondaGurl is a hip hop music, trap music, rhythm, and blues musician. She plays FL Studio. She has had major accomplishments since 2006. WondaGurl was given the name Ebony Naomi Oshunrinde on December 28th, 1996 in Mississauga. WondaGurl is also known as WondaGurl.

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Ebony White is a comics character.

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Ebony Bones is a musician. She was most active from 2009 to present. Ebony was given the name Ebony Thomas on October 9th, 1982 in London. Ebony is also known as Ebony Bones!.

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Ebony Day is a youtuber, singer, and songwriter. She was most active from 2009 to present. Ebony was born Ebony Day on March 21st, 1993 in London, Devon, England, UK.

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Ebony was born in 1981.

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Ebony Hoffman is a basketball player for the Indiana Fever, Los Angeles Sparks, and Connecticut Sun. Her ongoing career started in 2004. Ebony was born on August 27th, 1982 in Los Angeles.

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How popular is the baby name Ebony in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1950 6 6 0
1966 6 6 0
1967 5 5 0
1968 17 17 0
1969 32 32 0
1970 55 55 0
1971 179 167 12
1972 253 236 17
1973 315 300 15
1974 520 499 21
1975 645 616 29
1976 919 897 22
1977 1,179 1,156 23
1978 1,336 1,318 18
1979 1,464 1,444 20
1980 1,602 1,581 21
1981 1,569 1,554 15
1982 2,316 2,280 36
1983 2,236 2,217 19
1984 2,151 2,130 21
1985 1,803 1,786 17
1986 1,676 1,663 13
1987 1,761 1,748 13
1988 1,739 1,726 13
1989 1,610 1,577 33
1990 1,587 1,566 21
1991 1,534 1,526 8
1992 1,358 1,349 9
1993 1,164 1,164 0
1994 994 994 0
1995 914 907 7
1996 807 801 6
1997 722 722 0
1998 619 614 5
1999 535 530 5
2000 480 474 6
2001 381 381 0
2002 371 371 0
2003 333 333 0
2004 312 307 5
2005 257 257 0
2006 227 227 0
2007 208 208 0
2008 186 181 5
2009 171 171 0
2010 119 119 0
2011 97 97 0
2012 94 94 0
2013 105 105 0
2014 70 70 0
2015 56 56 0
2016 67 67 0

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Popularity of Ebony as a first name

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Common last names for Ebony

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Fun Facts about the name Ebony

  • How Popular is the name Ebony? Ebony is the 1,155th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ebony have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 39,162 babies born with the first name Ebony in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ebony to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ebony? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1950 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ebony first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ebony is Sunday, August 9th, 1903.
  • What year had the most people named Ebony born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ebony was in 1982 with a total of 2,280 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ebony!
  • Random Ebony Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ebony ranks 64th in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 21 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Ebony: Your name in reverse order is Ynobe. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eynbo. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • 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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.