🔼The name Geber: Summary
- [Mighty] Man
- From the noun גבר (geber), man, from the verb גבר (gabar), to be mighty.
🔼The name Geber in the Bible
The name Geber occurs only once in the Bible. Geber is the son of Uri and one of the twelve deputies of king Solomon. Geber was stationed in the land of Gilead, the country of Sihon king of the Amorites and of Og king of Bashan (1 Kings 4:19).
🔼Etymology of the name Geber
The name Geber is spelled and pronounced identical to the noun גבר (geber), meaning man:
The verb גבר (gabar) means to be strong or mighty or to prevail. Noun גבר (geber) is one of a few words for man, perhaps comparable to our words "guy" or "dude". Adjective or noun גבור (gibbor) means mighty or strong or valiant man. Noun גבורה (gebura) means strength or might. Noun גביר (gebir) refers to an alpha male: a lord or master, and the feminine equivalents are גבירה (gebira) and גברת (geberet), mistress or queen.
For a meaning of the name Geber, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Strong One, Hero. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes simply Man. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't interpret or translate our name but does confirm that it is identical to גבר (geber), meaning man.