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Bear baby names and what they mean, for bear, with 28 results. 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 0.4%, 79%), with names like Bernard becoming somewhat dated. Barrett (#313) and Eden (#503) are two of the more trendy names for newborns here, while Berniard (TOP 68%) and Borrett (83%) are familiar last names.

Bear names

Ardal - Oberon | Ormond - Yosemite

Ardal - Oberon

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

Arthur

Arthur
.. "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%). [Arty, Arturo, Artur, Artturi, Artor, Arto, Arthor, Arte, Arrt, .. 8 more]

Auberon
Stems fr. Old German. "Noble or royal bear." Auberon, Oeberon, etc. are barely found as masculine names. From an Old French name of .. [Oeberon, .. 3 more]

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

Barrett

Barrett
.. argument, (Old German) bear strength, or .. Barrett has gained increasing favor since 1880-1889. [Barry, Baret, .. 6 more]

Beirne
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 ..

Bern
Source fr. Old German. "Bear." Uncommon, with usage of 0.005% for Bern and variants as birth names in 2015. Also a nickname for Bernard. [Bjorn, Berny, .. 2 more]

Bernal
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 .. [Bernold, Bernhald, .. 2 more]

Bernard

Bernard
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 .. [Vernados, Burnard, Bernt, Bernie, Bernhard, Berndt, Bernd, Bern, Bear, Barnhardo, .. 13 more]

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

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

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

Bjorn

Bjorn
Based on Scandinavian, Old Norse. "Bear." Sparing use, with usage of 0.005% for Bjorn, Bjorne, etc. as boys' names in 2015. Variant of Bernard .. [Bjornsterne, Bjarn, .. 2 more]

Dov

Dov
Root fr. Hebrew language. "Bear." Unconventional, with usage of 0.006% for Dov as a children's name in 2015, higher than 0.005% a year ago.

Eden

Eden
.. and hn meaning bear cub .. Widely used, with usage of 0.03% for Eden, Eadin, etc. as baby names in 2015, higher than 0.024% in 2014. [Edyn, Edin, .. 5 more]

Esbjorn
Origin fr. Old Norse word. "Godly bear." Eljorn is a creative variation. Common in Scandinavia. [Esbern, Asbjorn]

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

Humbert

Humbert
From hun "bear cub; warrior" and .. Adoption of Humbert and variants as birth names in 2015 was 49.7% less than a decade ago. [Umberto, .. 1 more]

Humphrey

Humphrey
.. derived from hun "bear cub; warrior" .. Humphrey (TOP 1%), Humphery (17%), Onofrio (19%) and Humphry (23%) are found frequently as last names. [Wmffre, Onofrio, Humpie, Humfrey, .. 11 more]

Macmahon
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. [Mcmahon, .. 1 more]

Minoru

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

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

Quick Reference

Summary Index of 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]


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

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