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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Abner

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Wiktionary

Hebrew אבנר (Abner, “father of light”). From אָב (av, “father”) + נור (nur, “light”).

  1. A cousin of Saul mentioned in the Old Testament.
  2. A male given name.

Abner was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Abner

Abner Doubleday is a military person. His military service ended in 1873.

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Abner was born on November 28th, 1985 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

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Abner J. Mikva is a Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Member of the Illinois House of Representatives, White House Counsel, Chief Judge of . Abner was born on January 21st, 1926.

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Abner Jenkins is a comics character.

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Abner Zwillman is a gangster, businessperson, and rum-running.

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Abner Biberman was a film, theatre, actor, film director, stageactor, drama coach, and director. His career lasted from 1936 to 1971. Abner was born Abner Biberman on April 1st, 1909 in Milwaukee. Abner is also known as Judge and Joel. He breathed his last breath on June 20th, 1977.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Abner

Shawn Abner is a baseball player. Shawn was born on June 17th, 1966 in Hamilton, Ohio.

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Abner is a soccer player for the Real Madrid Castilla, C.D. FAS, Coritiba Foot Ball Club, Brazil national under-17 football team, and Brazil national under-20 football team. Abner was born on May 30th, 1996 in Londrina. Abner is also known as Abner.

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Ewart Abner was a music executive. His career lasted from 1955 to 1997. Ewart was given the name Edward Gladstone Abner, Jr. on May 11th, 1923 in Chicago. He left this life on December 27th, 1997.

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Henry Abner was a hardboiled crime, detective fiction, and hardboiled writer. He was most active from 1920 to 1935. Henry was given the name Henry Abner Sturdivant on September 17th, 1884 in United States. Henry is also known as Sturdivant and Henry Abner. He passed away on July 10th, 1935.

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Douglas Abner is a sports team member for the Boavista F.C.

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How popular is the baby name Abner in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 27 0 27
1881 30 0 30
1882 32 0 32
1883 27 0 27
1884 33 0 33
1885 32 0 32
1886 18 0 18
1887 18 0 18
1888 25 0 25
1889 22 0 22
1890 15 0 15
1891 19 0 19
1892 28 0 28
1893 21 0 21
1894 23 0 23
1895 16 0 16
1896 17 0 17
1897 29 0 29
1898 21 0 21
1899 18 0 18
1900 21 0 21
1901 25 0 25
1902 21 0 21
1903 20 0 20
1904 19 0 19
1905 27 0 27
1906 22 0 22
1907 16 0 16
1908 21 0 21
1909 23 0 23
1910 33 0 33
1911 15 0 15
1912 45 0 45
1913 67 0 67
1914 83 0 83
1915 94 0 94
1916 88 0 88
1917 84 0 84
1918 85 0 85
1919 89 0 89
1920 71 0 71
1921 90 0 90
1922 80 0 80
1923 83 0 83
1924 75 0 75
1925 67 0 67
1926 56 0 56
1927 54 0 54
1928 58 0 58
1929 57 0 57
1930 48 0 48
1931 46 0 46
1932 49 0 49
1933 46 0 46
1934 38 0 38
1935 37 0 37
1936 33 0 33
1937 39 0 39
1938 49 0 49
1939 34 0 34
1940 34 0 34
1941 38 0 38
1942 35 0 35
1943 36 0 36
1944 25 0 25
1945 31 0 31
1946 31 0 31
1947 33 0 33
1948 33 0 33
1949 32 0 32
1950 29 0 29
1951 32 0 32
1952 25 0 25
1953 29 0 29
1954 19 0 19
1955 27 0 27
1956 25 0 25
1957 32 0 32
1958 22 0 22
1959 26 0 26
1960 30 0 30
1961 33 0 33
1962 35 0 35
1963 33 0 33
1964 21 0 21
1965 35 0 35
1966 37 0 37
1967 22 0 22
1968 35 0 35
1969 24 0 24
1970 26 0 26
1971 28 0 28
1972 24 0 24
1973 26 0 26
1974 24 0 24
1975 25 0 25
1976 33 0 33
1977 22 0 22
1978 35 0 35
1979 33 0 33
1980 41 0 41
1981 50 0 50
1982 39 0 39
1983 42 0 42
1984 43 0 43
1985 31 0 31
1986 45 0 45
1987 46 0 46
1988 62 0 62
1989 55 0 55
1990 66 0 66
1991 63 0 63
1992 66 0 66
1993 65 0 65
1994 62 0 62
1995 85 0 85
1996 88 0 88
1997 69 0 69
1998 68 0 68
1999 93 0 93
2000 112 0 112
2001 104 0 104
2002 114 0 114
2003 116 0 116
2004 133 0 133
2005 131 0 131
2006 154 0 154
2007 173 0 173
2008 149 0 149
2009 150 0 150
2010 162 0 162
2011 165 0 165
2012 156 0 156
2013 194 0 194
2014 202 0 202
2015 199 0 199
2016 200 0 200
2017 194 0 194

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Common last names for Abner

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • White
  • Anderson
  • Thompson
  • Moore
  • Lewis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Abner U.S.
  White 71.06% 64.26%
  African American 22.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.88% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.34% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.73% 16.26%

Of Last Name Abner

People with the last name Abner are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Abner

  • What name lists does Abner rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Abner? Abner is the 2,936th most popular name of all time. As a last name Abner was the 6,143rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Abner have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,641 babies born with the first name Abner in the United States. That's more than enough people named Abner to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Abner? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 27 new born babies.
  • When was Abner first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Abner is Friday, July 5th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Abner born? The highest recorded use of the first name Abner was in 2014 with a total of 202 babies.
  • Random Abner Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Abner is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 8 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Abner: Your name in reverse order is Renba. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Neabr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Abner? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,577 people with the last name Abner.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Abner? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Abner as their last name.

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