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Bear meaning and name origin
Bear \bear\ as a boy's name is a variant of Bernard (Old French, Old German), and the meaning of Bear is "strong, brave bear".
The baby name Bear sounds like Bar, Barr, Berry, Bari, Bray, Brae, Burr, Per, Par and Peer. Other similar baby names are Beal and Beau.
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Popularity of Bear
Bear is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4614 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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