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Which given name derives from a word that means "my father rejoiced" in Hebrew: Abigail or Abner?




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Answer: Abigail

The name Abigail derives from the Hebrew Avigayil, my father rejoiced. It was the name of a wife of King David. In Hebrew the name Abner means "my father is a light." Abner was Saul's cousin and the commander of his army.


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