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Bear names

28 Bear baby names and what they mean, for bear.

These boy names were at the height of their popularity in the 1900s (adoption of 1.9%) and have become significantly less widespread since (adoption 0.3%, 83.1%), with names like Bernard becoming somewhat dated. Barrett (#346) and Eden (#601) are two of the more trendy names for newborns here.


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Ardal - Oberon

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bear names: Arthur, Barrett, Bernard, Bjorn, Dov

Stems fr. Irish, Gaelic element. "High or bear like valor." Ardan is a marginally favored baby name. [Ardghal]

.. "artos", the Celtic word for "bear" .. Common as surnames, and Arthur (top 1%), Artur are comparable to common -ur surnames Asfour (top 30%), Augur (48%). [Aart, Arrt, Arte, Arthor, Arto, Artor, Artturi, Artur, Arturo, .. 8 more]

Stems fr. Old German. "Noble or royal bear." Auberon, Oeberon, etc. are barely found as masculine names. From an Old French name of .. [Auberron, Oeberon, .. 2 more]

Origin fr. Old German. "Hard bear." Compare surnames Bareno (upper 72%), Baren (57%). See also Brand.

.. argument, (Old German) bear strength, or .. Popular as baby names, Barrett, Barratt, etc. sound like the common Brett. [Baret, .. 7 more]

Root fr. Old Norse word. "Bear." Beirne, like the similar-sounding Birnie, occurs more usually as a surname. See also Byrne. The name is used in Irish ..

Source fr. Old German. "Bear." Somewhat popular as birth names, Berny, Bern, etc. are comparable to the popular Benny. Also a nickname for Bernard. [Berne, Berny, .. 2 more]

From Old German word. "Strength of a bear." Bernal, Bernold, etc. are rarely found as male names, and Bernal occurs commonly (top 1%) as a last name. Sometimes used in English speaking countries .. [Bernald, Bernhald, Bernold, .. 1 more]

From Old French, Old German words. "Strong, brave bear." Adoption of Bearnard and variants peaked during 1910-1919 and has become lower, with Bernard falling out of fashion. Three famous medieval saints bore the .. [Barnard, Barnhard, Barnhardo, Bear, Bern, Bernd, Berndt, Bernhard, Bernie, Bernt, .. 13 more]

Derivative of Old English. "Bear friend; bright friend." Berwyn, Berwynne, etc. are not Top 2000 names. [Berwin, .. 2 more]

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bear names: Eden, Humbert, Humphrey, Minoru

Based on Scandinavian, Old Norse. "Bear." Somewhat infrequent as a boys' name, Bjorn occurs more frequently as a surname. Variant of Bernard .. [Bjarn, Bjornsterne, .. 2 more]

Root fr. Hebrew language. "Bear." Unconventional, with usage of 0.005% for Dov as a children's name in 2014, higher than 0.004% a year ago.

.. and hn meaning bear cub .. Eden is commonplace as a variant form. [Eaden, Edin, Edyn, .. 4 more]

Origin fr. Old Norse word. "Godly bear." Eljorn and Esber are kreatif variations. Common in Scandinavia. [Asbjorn, .. 1 more]

Stems fr. Old Norse. "Bear." Not in popularity charts. Contains gunnr "strife".

From hun "bear cub; warrior" and .. Humbert and variants became less trendy in 2014, falling -28 rankings as birth names with Humberto leading the decline. [Humberto, .. 1 more]

.. derived from hun "bear cub; warrior" .. Humfrey, Humfrid, Humfried, Humfry and Hump are more rare as versions of Humphrey. [Humfrey, Humpie, Onofrio, .. 12 more]

Based on Irish, Gaelic word. "Son of the bear." Scarce as a birth name, Macmahon occurs more conventionally as a last name. TV host Ed Mcmahon. [Macmahon, .. 1 more]

Stems fr. Japanese word. "Bear fruit." Less widespread today. Minoru was last listed in 1920-1929 in the Top 2000. See also Meinor.

Root fr. Old German language. "Royal bear." Unique, with the -on ending for Oberon, Auberron, etc., like Oron, Ogdon. From Auberon .. [Auberon, .. 2 more]

Quick Reference

Index of all Bear names [and variants] for boys.

1. Ardal - Oberon
Ardal [Ardghal], Arthur [Arty, Arto, Artro, Artor, Artur, Artus, Arturo, Artturi, ..], Auberon [Oberon, Oberron, Oeberon, Auberron], Barend, Barrett [Baret, Barry, Barrat, Barrey, Barret, Barrie, Barratt, Barrette], Beirne, Bern [Berne, Berny, Bjorn, Bernie], Bernal [Bernold, Bernald, Bernhold, Bernhald], Bernard [Bernt, Berndt, Bernie, Bernis, Burnard, Bernhard, Vernados, Bernhardo, ..], Berwyn [Berwin, Berwynn, Berwynne], Bjorn [Bjarn, Bjarne, Bjorne, Bjornsterne], Dov, Eden [Edin, Edyn, Edon, Edun, Eaden, Ednan, Eadin], Esbjorn [Esbern, Asbjorn], Gunnbjorn, Humbert [Umberto, Humberto], Humphrey [Onfre, Humpie, Wmffre, Onfroi, Humphry, Onofrio, Hunfredo, Onofredo, ..], Macmahon [Mcmahon, Macmahon], Minoru, Oberon [Oberron, Auberon, Auberron]

2. Ormond - Yosemite
Ormond [Ormand, Ormonde], Orson [Orsin, Orsen, Urson, Orsis, Sonny, Orsini, Orsino, Orsonio], Osborn [Ozzie, Osburn, Osbourn, Osburne, Osborne, Osbourne], Sigbjorn [Siegbjorn], Theodore [Theo, Todor, Tudor, Theodon, Theodor, Theodorus, Theodosios, Theodosius, ..], Thorburn [Thorbern, Thorbjorn], Urso [Ursus, Ursel, Ursino, Ursins, Ursinus], Yosemite