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Meaning and Origin of: Eber

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First name origins & meanings:

  • German : Strong wild boar

Last name origin & meaning:

  • South German : from a short form of any of the various Germanic compound personal names formed with eber ‘boar’.
  • South German : from Middle High German eber ‘boar’, applied as nickname for a man of strength or as a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of boar.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from German Eber ‘boar’ (see 1), most likely a name assigned by Christian government officials.