Abner: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Abner

A Hebrew name meaning "my father is a light." Not to be confused with "my father is a light sleeper," which we all know is untrue because dads can conveniently sleep through even the loudest of nighttime interruptions.

Nicknames:

Ab.

Famous people named Abner:

Inventor of baseball, Abner Doubleday; football player Abner Haynes; U.S. Civil War General Abner Perrin; U.S. Congressman Abner Mikva; actor/director Abner Biberman.

Fun fact:

"Li'l Abner" was a popular comic strip that ran from the 1930s through the late 1970s.

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