Ebony

Pronunciation: e-hbo-hne-e
Origin: Italy
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Europe

Ebony is a gender-neutral name with Latin origins, meaning "deep black wood". The name derives from the ancient Egyptian name for the tree, which was later adopted by the Greeks and Romans. The word "ebony" was first used in the 17th century to describe a very dark black color. The origin of the name Ebony can be traced back to ancient Egypt and the use of the tree's hard, dark-colored wood. Ebony wood has been historically used for various purposes, including carving, musical instruments, and cabinetry. The use of polished ebony wood for black piano keys and black chess pieces has also been a tradition in the musical and gaming industries. The name Ebony gained popularity in the United States during the 1970s and has since been a preferred choice for many people.

Ebony Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Ebony is currently #295 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Ebony is currently #150 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Nature: Ebony is currently #107 on Kiindred Nature Names
gender-female Girl Nature: Ebony is currently #67 on Kiindred Girl Nature Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Ebony is currently #292 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Ebony is currently #150 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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Famous People Named Ebony

  • Ebony Rainford-Brent: Ebony Rainford-Brent is a British former cricketer and current cricket commentator known for being the first black woman to play for the England team.
  • Ebony Williams: Ebony Williams is an American dancer and choreographer known for her work with artists like Beyoncé and for her performances in contemporary dance.
  • Ebony Patterson: Ebony Patterson is a Jamaican artist known for her mixed media works that explore themes of identity, visibility, and social justice.