Abner Meaning and Origin

Abner is a boy’s name of Biblical and Hebrew origin, meaning: “father of light.” Abner is a notable figure in the bible and is a son of Ner (Ner-part of the name Abner). Abner was the cousin of King Saul and the commander-in-chief of his army (1 Samuel 14:50, 20:25). Abner is present when David kills Goliath (17:55). The name Abner has enjoyed modest popularity in America, dating back to the earliest Puritan settlements. 

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