There are multiple origins and translations for the Eber name:
1. Hebrew (אבר) which actually means - "organ, limb, part, wing, plumber, pinion".
2. German name which actually means - "wild boar"
Eber - is an ancestor of the Israelites, according to the "Table of Nations" in Genesis 10-11 and 1 Chronicles 1. He was a great-grandson of Noah 's son Shem and the father of Peleg born when Eber was 34 years old, and of Joktan. He was the son of Shelah a distant ancestor of Abraham. According to the Hebrew Bible, Eber died at the age of 464.