Abner (ab-nur) is a masculine name that is used in the English, Biblical, and Biblical Latin languages.

Meaning and HistoryEdit

Abner means "my father is a light" in Hebrew.

In the Old Testament, Abner was a cousin of Saul and the commander of his army. 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.