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Gender: F Pronunciation: EYE-vor-ee Origin of Ivory: Word name meaning the hard, white material from the tusks and teeth of animals; can also mean 'pale, white'. Ivory's Popularity in 2014: #754

Ivory was last popular a hundred years ago -- oddly, more for boys (à la Keenen Ivory Wayans) than girls. In 2013, it finally began to regain some momentum in the female rankings, reentering the Top 1000 as Number 866. 2014 saw it rise a further 112 places. Word of caution, however - people may associate this name with illegal poaching of elephants and the ivory trade.

Famous People Named Ivory

Ivory Latta, American basketball player
Ivory (born Lisa Mary Moretti), American pro wrestler
Delores Ivory Davis, American operatic soprano
Jolie Ivory Imani Wayans and Daphne Ivory Wayans, daughters of actor Keenen Ivory Wayans

Pop Culture References for the Name Ivory

Ivory Mountrachet Walker (later Nell Andrews), character from The forgotten garden, by Kate Morton

Ivoory, Ivoreen, Ivori, Ivorie, Ivorine, Ivree

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