Father is light, or parent of light. The Old-Testament Abner was Saul's relative and military commander, an imaginative strategist. Abner became fashionable following the Reformation. 'Li'l Abner', had been the hero of a comic strip by cartoonist Al Capp.
Name Origin: Hebrew
Name Gender: Male
masc. appropriate name, title of Saul's leader inside Old Testament, from Hebrew Abhner, literally "my parent is light," from abh "father" + ner "light."
But when Joab himself killed Abner David's imprecation against him and his brother Abishai showed that he dissociated himself from the act of vengeance, although it brought him nearer to the throne of all Israel (2 Sam.