Ivory - Meaning of Ivory
[ 3 syll. i-vo-ry, iv-ory ] The baby girl name Ivory is also used as a boy name, though it is slightly more popular for girls. It is pronounced as AYVah-Riy- †. Ivory has its origins in the English language and it is also used largely in English. Its meaning is derived literally from the common word ivory. See Ivory for more information. Ivory has 12 forms. Forms of the name include Iveri, Ivery, Ivorea, Ivoreah, Ivoreane, Ivoree, Ivoreen, Ivorey, Ivori, Ivorie, Ivorine, and Ivoryne.
Ivory is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked in 1983 with 0.010% of baby girls being named Ivory. It was #879 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a decline in frequency since then, and is used only on a very modest scale now. Among all girl names in its family, Ivory was nevertheless the most frequently used in 2012. Although there were times from 1901 to 1979 that Ivory was more popular with boys, today it is somewhat used more commonly as a baby girl name.
† Pronunciation for Ivory: AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"