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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Father of Light

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Abner

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Abner in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Abner:

  • Records indicate that 2,336 boys in the United States have been named Abner since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1915, when 94 people in the U.S. were given the name Abner. Those people are now 105 years old.

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      7 Positive Comments

  • "GREAT NAME MAKES ME THINK OF THE CARTOON 'LIL' ABNER" Jul. 4, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Abner Cowherd. I'm the only one in the world. No mistake who people are talking about when my name is spoken. I always get my name for any email address. Hope I have lived up to the title " father of light". I try to have a bright" Feb. 23, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "abner is my son's name. he was born in 2010. i like the meaning of name " father of light". i will be proud of him!" Sep. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name "abner" so much i am considering Abner Jr. for my child, my wife so far is not on board, but i will get her to come around. And i met another Abner for the first time in London in 2004. It was a very cool experience." Jun. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hahah im a abner...i just ruined your name is awesome i love it ...its exotic" Apr. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well Abner, i love the name too, although it does bring up old fashioned feeling to it, i dont see it as nerdy at all....maybe academic, but not nerdy. A nerd name to me would be somthing like Ross...and the like.." Nov. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Abner. It is never spelled nor pronounced incorrectly. I have NEVER met another Abner (A goal that I hope to one day achieve). Very briefly, I think the name Abner is an excellent choice yet risky and one which takes patience to love. As a child I hated my name but I grew into it and also appreciate it and love it. I always get "I have never me another Abner before". It's original and people remember you. I also feel that I don't look or act like an "Abner" (I know, what does that mean?). People do have conceptions of what an "Abner" will be like. Fortunately, I don't fit the cliché of a "nerd" or "red-neck" or old-fashioned" or any of the words that i have heard used to describe my name. Another name that seems to generate the same sentiment is Poindexter. I like being juxtaposed to my name. Instead of being another Josh, Zach or Matt, I am Abner  an individual." Aug. 18, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      4 Neutral Comments

  • "My full name is Abner Arries nd i live in South Africa.People normally spell my name wrong.The town i stay in is Cape Town and of what i know im the only person with the name Abner.I think i have a great name and im quite happy with my name." Jan. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandson's name is Abner.This is really a novel name to us. I hope there may not be any other Abners in Kerala. With this unique name my grandson will always be noted. My grandson is ,of course ,the LIGHT OF OUR FAMILY now. May God bless him." Nov. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Abner is the name given to my elder son's baby boy born on 21st November 2006 in USA. This name is selected by my younger son . He explained to us the meaning and origin of this name . since it is a meaningful name we all liked it.liked it." Nov. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's ok but i would not want my kid to have the name Abner. But other then that it's ok" Mar. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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