Abner Name Meaning

English: from a Biblical personal name, meaning in Hebrew ‘God is (my) light’, which was popular among the Puritans, especially among early settlers in New England, but also in the southern states. In the First and Second Books of Samuel, Abner is Saul’s uncle and the commander of his army, who is eventually cut down by Joab (II Samuel 3:12–39).

List of People with Surname Abner

Based on our public records, there are a total of 4,365 people with the surname Abner. Among these people surnamed Abner, there are approximately 488 distinct names, with an average of 8 people who share the same name. Michael Abner, John Abner and William Abner are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Abner, with 78, 78 and 74 people respectively.

In addition, Our data shows that Kentucky has the most people surnamed Abner, with a total of 1,026 people, and there are a total of 332 distinct names among these people. Ohio is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Abner, with a total of 588 people and an average of 248 distinct names.