Given Name ABNER

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: אַבְנֵר (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: AB-nər (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Means "my father is a light" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Abner was a cousin of Saul and the commander of his army. After he killed Asahel he was himself slain by Asahel's brother Joab. It has been used as an English Christian given name since the Protestant Reformation. It was popular with the Puritans, who brought it to America in the 17th century.

Categories

Biblical, VR Troopers characters
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Abenner (Biblical Greek), Avner (Biblical Hebrew), Avner (Hebrew)
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