Gender: Female Pronunciation: EYE-vor-ee Meaning of Ivory: "pale, white" 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 2018: #639

Ivory Origin and Meaning

The name Ivory is a girl's name of English origin meaning "pale, white".

Ivory was last popular a hundred years ago. In 2013, it finally began to regain some momentum in the female rankings, reentering the Top 1000.

A word of caution, however—people may associate this name with illegal poaching of elephants and the ivory trade. Or, more prosaically, the popular brand of soap.

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Rank in US: #639

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Pop Culture References for the name Ivory

Ivori, Ivoory, Ivree, Ivorine, Ivoreen, Ivorie


DearTheodosia Says:


I don't know man. I don't immediately think of dead animals, I think of pale skin.

Cherilyn Says:


good the comment was edited, was uncalled for really.

Thepandaprincess223 Says:



iipostmvh Says:


I love this name and am willing to ignore the soap and poaching, I like it for a reference to the Ivory Coast...

MonikerWanderer Says:


Immediate images of dead elephants. Please no.

lesliemarion Says:


I can't imagine naming a child this considering the horrors of poaching.

MamaReed Says:


What do you think it would be shortened to?

fromtheocean12 Says:


All I can think of are elephant poachers and bloody tusks :( Really sad because it's such a beautiful name!

snowsbeloved Says:


I want to like it because as another poster mentioned it blends the sounds of Ivy and Avery beautifully while still flying under the radar. But the soapy and poach-y factors really ruin it :(

TheSlothPrincess Says:


Reminds me of soap and dead elephants.

hufflepuff Says:


I think this a pretty, undiscovered name that mixes the appeal of both Ivy and Avery but without the popularity.

amani ahmad Says:


I think I like Ebony better, but this has a cool meaning.

AnonymousPerson Says:


Ivy for short.