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Updated June 10, 2021

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Father of light
  • Hebrew : Father of light

How Popular Is The Name Abner

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from a Biblical personal name, meaning in Hebrew ‘God is (my) light’, which was popular among the Puritans, especially among early settlers in New England, but also in the southern states. In the First and Second Books of Samuel, Abner is Saul’s uncle and the commander of his army, who is eventually cut down by Joab (II Samuel 3:12–39).

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