Bear Names

ARCADIA

Feminine form of Greek Arkadios, meaning "of Arcadia." The place name Arcadia was derived from the word arktos, meaning "bear."

ARKADIOS

Greek name meaning "of Arcadia." The place name Arcadia was derived from the word arktos, meaning "bear."

Arthur

The name, Arthur, may have derived from Latin Artorius, a Roman family name, or from Welsh art/arth bear and Brythonic (Brittonic) gur man (bear-man). In early Welsh works the word art was used as a figurative synonym for warrior Alternatively, there is another theory that the name (ar thur) was a nom de guerre translating to the Eagle of Thor, used in reference to British war leaders by Scandinavian enemies.

AsbjØrn

Norwegian form of Swedish Asbjörn, meaning "divine bear."

AsbjÖrn

Swedish form of Old Norse Ásbjörn, meaning "divine bear."

Asbjorn

Divine bear Old Norse name composed of the elements áss god, divinity and björn bear

Úrsula

Portuguese form of Latin Ursula, meaning "little she-bear."

Úrsula

Portuguese form of Latin Ursula, meaning "little she-bear."

Auberon

French name of Germanic origin. Possibly from adal elf and ber(n) bear, thus elf bear

Avonaco

Native American Cheyenne name meaning lean bear

Barney

English nickname for both Barnabas son of exhortation and Bernard bold as a bear

Bearnard

Irish and Scottish Gaelic form of English Bernard, meaning bold as a bear

Benat

Basque form of Bernard, meaning bold as a bear

Beowulf

Bee-wolf, thus bear Name of an Old English epic poem that tells of a Germanic hero named Beowulf who travels to Denmark to help defeat a monster named Grendel. The name is composed of the Old English elements beo bee and wulf wolf

Ber

Hebrew name derived from the Yiddish word ber, meaning bear It is often paired with Dov--for example, Ber Dov, Dovber--which also means bear in Hebrew and has been borne by many rabbis and Zionists.

Berdine

English abbreviated form of Bernardine, meaning bold as a bear

Berengari

Abbreviated form of English Berengaria, meaning bear-spear

BerengÁria

Feminine form of Spanish Berengár, meaning "bear-spear."

BerengÁria

Feminine form of Spanish Berengár, meaning "bear-spear."

Berengár

Portuguese and Spanish form of Old German Beringar, meaning "bear-spear."

Berengár

Portuguese and Spanish form of Old German Beringar, meaning "bear-spear."

Berenger

Variant of Berengar, meaning bear-spear

Beringar

"Bear-spear." Old German name composed of the elements berin "bear" and ger "spear."

Bernadett

Hungarian form of Bernadette, meaning "bold as a bear."

Bernadette

French feminine diminutive form of Bernard, meaning bold as a bear

Bernadine

Feminine form of English/French Bernard, meaning bold as a bear

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Bernardetta

Italian feminine form of Bernardo, meaning "bold as a bear."

Bernardette

Variant of French Bernadette, meaning bold as a bear

Bernardine

Variant of English/French Bernadine, meaning bold as a bear

Bernardino

Pet form of Italian/Spanish Bernardo, meaning "bold as a bear."

Bernardita

Spanish feminine form of Bernardo, meaning "bold as a bear."

Bernardo

Spanish form of Bernard, meaning "bold as a bear."

Bernardo

Spanish form of Bernard, meaning "bold as a bear."

BernÁt

Hungarian form of German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."

BernÁt

Hungarian form of German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."

Bernd

Variant of German Berndt, meaning "bold as a bear."

Berndt

Abbreviated form of German Bernhard, meaning "bold as a bear."

Bernhard

Variant of German Bernhardt, meaning "bold as a bear."

Bernhardt

"Bold as a bear." German name composed of the elements ber/bern "bear" and hard "brave, hardy, strong."

Bernie

English nickname for Bernard, meaning bold as a bear

Bernt

Scandinavian form of Bernard, meaning "bold as a bear."

Bjarne

Variant of Scandinavian Björn, meaning "bear."

Bjoern

Variant of Scandinavian Björn, meaning "bear."

Bjorn

Scandinavian name derived from an Old Norse word bjorn, meaning "bear."

Bjorne

Swedish form of Scandinavian Björn, meaning "bear."

Dov

Hebrew name meaning bear

Edon

Albanian name meaning he loves

Edun

Variant of English Edon, meaning rich bear cub

Esben

Swedish form of Old Norse Ásbjörn, meaning "divine bear."

Espen

Variant of Norwegian Asbjørn, meaning "divine bear."

Gerben

Spear-bear Dutch name composed of the Germanic elements ger spear and bern bear

Hallbjorn

"Rock-bear." Icelandic and Norwegian name composed of the Old Norse elements hallr "rock" and björn "bear."

Mahon

Variant of Irish Mathúin, meaning bear

Mathghamhain

Irish/Gaelic name meaning bear

Mathuin

Abbreviated form of Irish Mathghamhain, meaning bear

Nanook

Inuit myth name of the master of bears, meaning "polar bear" in Inuktitut.

Nanuk

Variant of Inuit Nanook, meaning polar bear

Nita

Native American Choctaw name meaning bear

Orsina

Feminine form of Italian Orsino, meaning "bear-like."

Orsino

Italian form of Roman Ursinus, meaning "bear-like."

Orso

Italian form of Roman Ursus, meaning "bear."

Orsola

Italian form of Latin Ursula, meaning "little she-bear."

Orsolya

Hungarian form of Latin Ursula, meaning "little she-bear."

Orson

English surname transferred to forename use, itself from an old Norman French nickname meaning bear-cub

Osbeorn

God-bear Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements os god and beorn bear Compare with Old Norse Asbjorn.

Osborn

English form of Anglo-Saxon Osbeorn, meaning God-bear

Osbourne

Variant of English Osborn, meaning god-bear

Otso

bear

Preben

Danish form of Scandinavian Pridbjørn, meaning foremost bear

Pridbjorn

"Foremost bear." Scandinavian altered form of Slavic Pritbor, with the latter element changed to bjørn "bear."

UrÅ ula

Slovene form of Latin Ursula, meaning "little she-bear."

Urs

German form of Roman Ursus, meaning "bear."

Ursel

German pet form of Latin Ursula, meaning "little she-bear."

Ursella

English variant of Latin Ursula, meaning little she-bear

Ursinus

Bear-like Roman name derived from Ursus bear

Urska

Pet form of Slovene Uršula, meaning "little she-bear."

Ursus

Roman name meaning bear

Urszula

Polish form of Latin Ursula, meaning "little she-bear."

Uschi

German pet form of Latin Ursula, meaning "little she-bear."
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