This name derives from the Old Irish “éibhear”, meaning “granite”. The name was used by a character of Irish mythology who was a son of Míl. Its closest modern-day equivalent would be the name Harry. Heber, and its variants, is an Irish masculine given name and an etymologically unrelated Biblical name. The Irish name is an Anglicization of the Irish Gaelic Éibhear. The Biblical name means "enclave" in Hebrew; and was used by several minor characters in the Bible. Herber is also a German surname.