What does Bear mean?
(male) Beara, Benar, ..
(female) Bean, Bene, .. Middle name pairings:
Bear Armaan (B.A.), ..
How popular is Bear?
Bear is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#4278 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Bear entered the list in 2011 and reached its peak position of #1307 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Bernard (#1218 last year) is the only other prominent alternative form of Bear (#1307 last year). These forms of Bear were popular with parents in the 1920s (adoption of 0.38%) and are now significantly less conventional (adoption 0.01%, down 96%).
Bear is pronounced similarly to Bar, Barr and Burr. Other suggested similar names are Adar, Ban, Bard, Bari, Bart▼, Bat, Bax, Bay, Baz, Beach, Beal, Beale, Beall, Beals, Beamer, Beaty, Beau▲, Beck, Beda, Bede, Bell, Ben▼, Benn, Bent, Berg, Berk, Berl, Berry▼, Bert▼, Bev, Bevan, Bjarn, Blair▼, Blayr, Boas, Boaz, Bonar, Brad▼, Brae, Bram, Bran, Bray, Cesar, Cezar, Czar, Dar, Demar, Ezar, Ilar, Inar, Ivar, Iyar, Jemar, Kedar, Lemar, Mar, Omar, Par, Petar, Segar, Sezar, Spear, Tsar, Umar and Yaar. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bear.See names in meaning and etymology.