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Gender: Male Origin of Bear: Animal name

The name Bear is a boy's name of English origin. Bear and is often added to lists like Attitude Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset the signatures!".

From the experts:

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. It's part of a current trend normalizing once aggressive animal names like Wolf and Fox. Bear is now Number 218 on Nameberry and in the Top 900 in England.

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Famous People Named Bear

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 and Ned Rocknroll
Bear Grey Payne (b. 2017), son of singers Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole
Everly Bear Kiedis (b. 2007), son of singer Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver (b. 2010), son of celeb chefs Jamie and Jools Oliver
Albert the Bear, first Margrave of Brandenburg

Pop Culture References for the name Bear

Bear Savage, character in Patricia Pendergraft's "Miracle at Clement's Pond"