Hebrew אבנר (Abner, “father of light”). From אָב (av, “father”) + נור (nur, “light”).
Abner (plural Abners)
- A cousin of Saul mentioned in the Old Testament.
- 1611, Bible (Authorized, or King James, Version), 1 Samuel 17:55:
- And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth? And Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell.
- A male given name.