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Scriptsאַבְנֵר Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.AB-nər English

Meaning & History

Means "my father is a light" in Hebrew, from אָב ('av) meaning "father" and נִיר (nir) meaning "lamp, light". 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.
Other Languages & CulturesAbenner Biblical Greek Avner Biblical Hebrew Avner Hebrew


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Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute