What does Avner mean?
Avner /avn-er/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Avner is "father of light". Source form of Abner.
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. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Avner and affiliated names. Abner and Abe are the prominent alternative forms of Avner (not ranked) listed in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.7055%) and are now much less popular, with the forms Abe and Abner becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)