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Gender: Female Meaning of Ebony: "deeply black wood" Origin of Ebony: English

The name Ebony is a girl's name of English origin meaning "deeply black wood". Ebony and is often added to lists like Color Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Word name favored by African-American parents because of its connotations of blackness and beauty, trending down since the eighties.

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Famous People Named Ebony

Ebony Bones, British Caribbean singer-songwriter
Ebony-Jewel Cora-Lee Camellia Rosamond Rainford-Brent, English cricketer
Ebony Vernice Hoffman, American basketball player
Ebony Jackson, American reality TV personality ("16 and Pregnant")
Venus Ebony Starr Williams, American tennis player

Pop Culture References for the name Ebony

Ebony, battle spider in the Spider Riders series
Ebony, character on TV's The Tribe
Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way, main character of infamous Harry Potter fan fiction 'My Immortal'
Ebony White, male sidekick of comics character The Spirit
"Ebony and Ivory," song by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
Ebony, African-American magazine