🔼The name Ibhar in the Bible
Ibhar is a son of David, but it's not clear who his mother is, hence whether he is a full brother of either Solomon or Absalom. He is mentioned only three times in Scriptures and that only in genealogies (2 Samuel 5:15).
🔼Etymology of the name Ibhar
The name Ibhar comes from the root-verb בחר (bahar), meaning to choose:
Jones translates this name with Whom He (God) Elects, but assumes that the yod with which our name begins is a remnant of the divine name יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Jahweh.
BDB simply sees this name as an active form of the verb בחר: He (El or YHWH) Chooses. NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads He (God) chooses.