Ivory Meaning and Origin

Ivory is a girl’s name of English origin meaning white; pure. Ivory is name that is derived from the material ivory, which comes from the tusks of elephants and other animals. The name Ivory first gained popularity as a girl’s name in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, likely due to its association with the luxurious and precious material. The name Ivory can also be considered a color name, as it describes a shade of off-white with a slightly yellowish or creamy hue. In recent years, the name Ivory has become increasingly popular as a gender-neutral name, and it is now commonly given to both baby girls and boys. It has also been used as a surname.

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