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 1982 with 0.010% of baby girls being named Ivory. It was #870 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 Ivory is somewhat used more commonly as a baby girl name today, there was a period prior to 1979 that it was more popular with boys. After 1982, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys.
† 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)"