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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. 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.

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
Bear Grey Payne (b. 2017), son of singers Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole
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, popular 2017 celebrity name. Suitable for first and middle names.