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What does Avner mean?

Avner [avn-er] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Avner is "father of light". Source form of Abner.

Associated with: light (bright).


Avner has 6 alternative forms via Abner: Abbey, Abe, Abna, Abnar, Abnor and Ebner.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Aner, Avnor, ..

(female) Avnerae, Avnerra, ..

How popular is Avner?

Avner is an uncommon first name for males but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#96918 out of 150436, Top 64%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Avner and affiliated names. Abner (#1016 from current records) and Abe are the prominent alternative forms of Avner (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Avner reached the height of their popularity a century ago (adoption of 0.06%) and are now much less popular (adoption 0.01%, 83.9%), with the form Abe going out of style. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Abe, Abner in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Avner and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Abeer, Acer, Adler, Adnet, Adney, Alger, Alter, Ameer, Amer, Ammer, Ander, Anker, Arne, Arnel, Arnet, Arney, Asher, Asser, Ave, Avel, Avenel, Averi, Avery, Aviel, Avrel, Avyel, Aymer, Einer, Iver and Miner. These names tend to be more commonly used than Avner.