Abner

Gender:boy

Meaning:father of light

Origin:Hebrew

Pronunciation:ab ner

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Since Abner is a relatively unused name in modern times, this could be a strategic choice for parents who are looking for a strong, traditional name but one that is not very common and relatively rare.

Detailed Meaning

Abner is a Biblical name meaning “father of light”. The name was borne by the leader of King Saul’s army, and relative to the King himself. Abner is now fairly uncommon as a name.

Famous People With This Name

Abner Felipe Souza de Almeida, commonly known by just his first name, is a Brazilian football player who is on the Real Madrid Castilla team (which is Real Madrid’s reserve team). Abner Mares Martinez is a Mexican-American professional boxer. Abner Zwillman was a Jewish-American mob boss.

Possible Nicknames

Nicknames for Abner can be “Abe,” although that is already an established name.

Related Names

One related name is Avner, which means the same as the name Abner.

Stories Featuring This Name

The story of Abner is found in ┬áthe book of Samuel in the bible. He was the first cousin to Saul and commander-in-chief of his army. Abner Jenkins is also a Marvel Comics character and Abner Yokum is the main character of the American comic strip, “L’il Abner.”

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