The meaning of the name “Abner” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.
Additional information: The Old Testament Abner, was son of Ner and Saul’s cousin. He was chief commander of Saul's military forces. Abner was defeated by David at the pool of Gibeon after Saul's death. He later became a supporter of David, but was killed by Joab, the chief commander of David's army.
Abner Doubleday was an American Civil War general and rumors say that he invented baseball. There is also popular cartoon strip called Li'l Abner.
Abner is used in a wide collection of stories and books by Anna Catherine Green entitled "Uncle Abner: Master of Mystery" written during the 20th century.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Abner for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Abner is a boy name.
The name Abner is of Hebrew origin, and is used mostly in English speaking countries but also in a few other countries and languages of the world.
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Abner Name Meaning
The meaning of Abner has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Abner are:
Hebrew Meaning: Father of light
Bible Meaning: The commander of Saul's army
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Popularity of the Name Abner
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