Ebony

Ebony - A very unique female name



  Jun 25,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ebony, meaning deeply black wood, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1969 on position #1846. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ebony and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ebony? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Ebony. The baby girl name Ebony was given to 42 baby girls in 2012, ranking #2171 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 33,649 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ebony peaked in popularity 37 years ago in 1982 on position 133.



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Ebony is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ebony is currently topping the baby name charts in Georgia at position #1,075 - and is the least popular in New York at position #2,030.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Ebony is where you live.


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Ebony origin and meaning

Ebony is a 5 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means deeply black wood. To see famous people named Ebony, pop culture references for the name Ebony and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ebony

We've found the following names that sound similar to Ebony, sorted by popularity.

Eboni / Evonne / Evan / Ebonie / Evon / Ebonee / Ebone / Eufemia / Epifania / Evany /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20122171
20111953
20101849
20091466
20081472
20071257
20061124
2005946
2004840
2003738
2002674
2001659
2000560
1999495
1998431
1997371
1996341
1995301
1994279
1993242
1992213
1991195
1990188
1989176
1988164
1987160
1986164
1985161
1984139
1983135
1982133
1981178
1980176
1979184
1978200
1977213
1976265
1975351
1974408
1973534
1972632
1971849
19701581
19691846

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Georgia1075
Texas1425
California1957
New York2030

Even more about Ebony


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Ebony a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ebony?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1982
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Ebony
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 33,649
Letter count 5
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1969
2012 births +42

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