🔼The name Epher in the Bible
There are three Ephers mentioned in the Bible:
🔼Etymology of the name Epher
The name Epher looks like it comes from the Hebrew root group עפר ('aphar I & II):
The name Epher may come from the noun עפר ('apar), meaning dust, and that's not unprecedented as the name Adam means Made From Earth. In that sense, Epher means Dustling.
All the consulted sources, however, go with the meaning of stag: For a meaning of the name Epher, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Young Deer. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names renders A Young Hart.