US Popularity:1603
Other Origin(s):German
Meaning:Bear; Brown; The brown one; To carry
Bear is a baby boy name with English and German origins. Meaning “bear,” this name is most obviously associated with the large furry creatures found in forests and mountains in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. But this name has come a long way from distant waters as a powerful symbol in Native American cultures for strength, courage, and wisdom. Additionally, it may mean “brown” or “the brown one,” coming from the Old English word bera. Whether you want a name more unique than Teddy or you want baby to be as big a presence as they can be, Bear is the way to go.

Bear Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Bear is currently #1504 on The Bump
Boy:Bear is currently #424 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Bear is currently #1603 in U.S. births
Boy:Bear is currently #542 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 117
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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