Boy name origins & meanings
- German : Strong wild boar
Family name origins & meanings
- 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.