Bear Name Meaning & Origin

Bear

Pronunciation: BEHR (key)

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I have a friend whose son was named Barry after his father, but he is nicknamed Bear.

My son is named Bernhard, and his nickname is Bear. Bernhard is an old family name, and we were a little nervous to introduce our son as Bear (especially my husband!), but the feedback has actually been great! People love his name, and it's exceptionally memorable. Among the scores of standard boy names, he stands out beautifully. Personally, I wouldn't give Bear as a legal name, but as a nick name I love it. If you're considering the name, go forth with confidence! Your child will not hate you, and other parents will not give you the side eye. We love it!

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Famous real-life people named Bear: | Edit

(Edward) "Bear" Grylls, survival expert on The Discovery Channel
Paul "Bear" Bryant, famous football coach
Buddy Bear, son of chef Jamie Oliver
William Stanley "Bear" Rinehart III, musician (Needtobreathe)
Bear Blaze Winslet son of actress Kate Winslet
Bear Payne, son of Liam Payne and Cheryl.
Bear Blu Jarecki (b. 2011), son of American actress Alicia Silverstone

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