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Gender: male
Pronunciation: AB-nir
Meaning: father of light
Related Names: Ab, Abbie, Abby, Avner

Length: 5 Gender: {{#if male



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Name: abner Origin: Hebrew,, Meaning (no case): father of light



Abner is a Biblical name with Hebrew origins meaning “father of light.” Abner was believed to be a relative of King Saul. Abner’s roots and movement within America are believed to trace back to the Puritan settlements there. [1]


According to the Social Security Administration, Abner is not in the top 1000 names for any year of birth in the last 70 years. Abner last made this ranking in 1938 when it was 919th. Abner was perhaps its most popular in the 20th Century during the first decade where it achieved a ranking of 480 in 1910.


Abner Doubleday (1819 – 1893) was a United States military general who fought with the Union during the American Civil War. Although moderately distinguished as a military officer, Abner Doubleday is perhaps best known as one of the key founders of the game of baseball. Although his role in this is somewhat disputed, an organization called the Mills Commission (under the fourth president of baseball’s National League Abraham G. Mills) was appointed in 1905 to determine baseball’s origins. According to the Mills Commission report "the first scheme for playing baseball, according to the best evidence obtainable to date, was devised by Abner Doubleday at Cooperstown, New York, in 1839…in the years to come, in the view of the hundreds of thousands of people who are devoted to baseball, and the millions who will be, Abner Doubleday's fame will rest evenly, if not quite as much, upon the fact that he was its inventor ... as upon his brilliant and distinguished career as an officer in the Federal Army." [1]


  • Abner Records was founded by Ewart Abner (Born Edward Gladstone Abner, Jr. 1923 - died 1997), an African-American music producer successful and influential in the 1950s and 1960s. [1]


  • Li'l Abner was a successful comic strip that ran in the United States from 1934-1977.
  • Abner Dalrymple (b. 1857 – d. 1939) was another famous baseball Abner. He was considered (later) the “Babe Ruth of his Day” by baseball fans and historians. [1]
  • Abner Haynes (b. 1937 ) was an American football player (halfback) first drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1960. He later played with the Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets [1]
  • Shawn Abner (surname) (b. 1966) was an American Baseball player first drafter (and first draft pick) by the New York Mets in 1984. He would later play for the California Angels, Chicago White Sock and the Kansas City Royals. [1]


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Author: Mike Szimanski


Facts about AbnerRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 5  +
Meaning father of light  +
Meaningnc father of light  +
Name abner  +
Origin Hebrew  +
Popularity 0  +
Pronunciation AB-nir  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Ab  +, Abbie  +, Abby  +, and Avner  +
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