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Gender: M Origin of Bear: Animal name

Bear has suddenly lumbered onto the baby name landscape. Perhaps inspired by British adventurer Bear Grylls (born Edward Michael), first celebrity chef Jamie Oliver used it as the middle name for his boy Buddy, and more recently Alicia Silverstone called her son Bear Blu., followed by Kate Winslet's Bear Blaize. We still find it a little on the aggressive side, not to mention the trouble that may arise during adolescence due to its homonym "bare." In short, like Peanut or Bunny, Bear may be a fetal or newborn nickname that shouldn't graduate to the birth certificate.

Famous People Named Bear

Albert the Bear, first Margrave of Brandenburg
Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls, English survival expert and TV personality
Bear Rinehart, lead singer of Christian rock group Needtobreathe
Paul William "Bear" Bryant, American football coach
Bear McCreary, American composer and musician
Bear Blu Jarecki (b. 2011), son of actress Alicia Silverstone and Christopher Jarecki
Bear Blaze Winslet (b. 2013), son of actress Kate Winslet
Everly Bear Kiedis (b. 2007), son of singer Anthony Kiedis
Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver (b. 2010), son of chefs Jamie and Jools Oliver

Pop Culture References for the name Bear

Bear, dog from "Person of Interest"