First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Eber mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Eber

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Brazil says the name Eber is of German origin and means "Boar".
  2. According to a user from Texas, U.S., the name Eber is of Latin origin and means "Light from darkness".
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International Interest
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Hebrew עֵבֶר‎‎ (ʿéver)

  1. (Judaism, Christianity) In the Bible, the son of Salah and the father of Joktan and Peleg.

Eber was also found in the following language(s): German and Italian

Notable Persons Named Eber

Notable Persons Named Eber


Éber Bessa

Éber Bessa is a soccer player for the C.S. Marítimo, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Nacional Futebol Clube (MG), Montreal Impact, Villa Nova Atlético Clube, and Phuket F.C. Éber was born on March 21st, 1992 in Belo Horizonte. Éber is also known as Bessa and Éber.

Eber D. Howe

Eber was born on June 9th, 1798. He passed away in 1884.

Éber Moas

Éber Moas is a soccer player for the Danubio F.C., Club Atlético Independiente, América de Cali, C.F. Monterrey, Esporte Clube Vitória, Racing Club de Montevideo, Rentistas, and Uruguay national football team. Éber was born on March 21st, 1969 in Montevideo.

Eber Brock Ward

Eber Brock Ward was a businessman. He holds the title Captain of Industry and of the Midwest. Eber was born Eber Brock Ward in 25 in Applegaths Mills, Ontario. Eber is also known as E. B. Ward and Eber B. Ward. He died on January 2nd, 1875.

Eber Bunker

Eber Bunker was a sea captain and pastoralist. Eber was born on March 7th, 1761 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He passed away on September 27th, 1836.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Eber

Notable Persons With the Last Name Eber


Dorothy Harley Eber

Dorothy was born in 1925 in England.

Irene Eber

Irene was born in 1930.

Robert Eber

Robert Eber is an audio engineer and sound engineer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1978 to 1978.

John Eber

John was born in 1895.


Common last names for Eber

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Collins
  • White
  • Wilson

Common first names for Eber

  • William
  • John
  • Anna
  • Robert
  • Joseph

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Eber U.S.
  White 94.18% 64.26%
  African American 0.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Eber

People with the last name Eber are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Eber

  • How Popular is the name Eber? Eber is the 9,594th most popular name of all time. As a last name Eber was the 24,629th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Eber have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,217 babies born with the first name Eber in the United States. That's more than enough people named Eber to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Eber? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Eber first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Eber is Thursday, March 26th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Eber born? The highest recorded use of the first name Eber was in 2007 with a total of 41 babies.
  • Random Eber Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Eber is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Eber: The name spelled backwards is Rebe. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Bere. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Eber? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,014 people with the last name Eber.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Eber? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Eber as their last name since less than 1 person in 294k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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