🔼The name Ner in the Bible
Ner plays no active role in the Bible. He is mentioned a few times as the grandfather of Saul, but most often as the father of Saul's uncle Abner, who became a general in the army of Israel.
🔼Etymology of the name Ner
The name Ner is identical to the noun נר (ner), meaning lamp:
For a meaning of the name Ner, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read Lamp. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't translate our name but does confirm that it's the same as the word for lamp.