Abner

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Male Male Name

Usage

Finland Finnish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

Latin form of Αβεννηρ (Abenner), a Greek form of 'אַבְנֵר (`Avner)', a Hebrew name meaning 'father of the light' [1]

Related Names

Abner
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Abnerinpoika Finland
Abnersson Iceland Sweden

Female

Abnerintytär Finland
Abnersdotter Sweden
Abnersdóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Abner
Genitive: Abners
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Abner
Genitive: Abnerin
Partitive: Abneria
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Abner
Accusative: Abner
Dative: Abner
Genitive: Abners
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Abner
Genitive: Abners
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Abner
Genitive: Abners

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 31 people were named Abner (percentage of first or only given name: 26 %) [2]

Bible

Abner was Saul's cousin and the commander of his army in the Old Testament. After he killed Asahel he was slain by Asahel's brother Joab.

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Finland Finland[3]
n.a.
118 0 0
n.a.
118
Sweden Sweden[4]
13 31 0 0 13 31
Denmark Denmark[5]
5
n.a.
0
n.a.
5
n.a.
Norway Norway[6]
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
6
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[7]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Abner.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  3. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  4. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/