Bear Names – 260 Cool Names for Baby Bears

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Bear names can be as tough, strong, powerful, cute or cuddly as your favorite bear! Whether you are naming a toy bear, bear plushie or pokemon, or you are in the amazing position of naming a real zoo or pet bear, we’ve got some seriously cool bear names for you. We’ll share hundreds of ideas for names inspired by brilliant baby bears, bear personalities and their adorable characteristics. Whether you want color, pattern, natural habitat or even celebrity bear ideas, we’ve got you covered.

As adorable as bear cubs are, most of us will never have a real live pet bear cub to cuddle, which is a good thing because they grow into full size bears with full size teeth and claws! But it’s likely that most homes with kids have at least one stuffed teddy bear as a cuddly buddy…probably a good number of grownups have their own teddy bears too.

Top Bear Names

Teddy bears come in all shapes and sizes. You can even create your own custom-made bear, complete with clothes and accessories. All these fuzzy friends need names, don’t they? Here are some ideas for bear names for a little inspiration when you bring home your 1st (or 50th!) teddy bear.

Let’s start with some alliteration, because of course names that start with a B just sound good before the word “bear” and maybe even better in front of “the bear”…try it with some of these and you’ll see exactly what we mean!

Male Bear Names Starting with B

  • Benedict
  • Brian
  • Blake
  • Beau
  • Bruce
  • Braxton
  • Benjamin
  • Benito
  • Bentley
  • Bernard
  • Billy
  • Bjorn
  • Bruno
  • Brock
  • Boris
  • Brody
  • Bob
  • Benny
  • Brantley
  • Buckley
  • Bryson
  • Boyd
  • Brendan
  • Barry
  • Beckett
  • Benson
  • Byron
  • Bradley
  • Balthazar
  • Buddy

Female Bear Names Starting with B

  • Brenda
  • Brittany
  • Bessie
  • Bernadette
  • Beatrice
  • Brianna
  • Bonnie
  • Belen
  • Bella
  • Bobbi
  • Belle
  • Bianca
  • Becky
  • Basia
  • Beverly
  • Brooke
  • Bridget
  • Barbara
  • Bettina
  • Buffy
  • Bailey
  • Betty
  • Betsy
  • Bethany
  • Brooklyn
  • Beryl
  • Blythe
  • Bristol
  • Bibi
  • Becca
  • Blair

Wild Bear Names

When you think of bears, chances are you think of their natural habitat and conjure up images of mountains, trees, rivers, and lakes–or in the case of polar bears–ice and snow. Here are some bear names inspired by nature and the great outdoors.

Male Bear Names Inspired by Nature

  • Forrest
  • North
  • Thorne
  • Woody
  • Snowball
  • Bramble
  • Glen
  • Winter
  • Leaf
  • Dale
  • Alder
  • Cliff
  • Huckleberry
  • Aspen
  • Storm
  • Sorrel
  • Linden
  • Moss
  • West
  • Cedar
  • Ridge
  • Ash
  • Heath
  • Clay
  • Klondike
  • Reed
  • River

Female Bear Names Inspired by Nature

  • Blossom
  • Wren
  • Dawn
  • Heather
  • Autumn
  • Iris
  • Breezy
  • Violet
  • Azealia
  • Savannah
  • Fawn
  • Sunny
  • Daisy
  • Snowdrop
  • Laurel
  • Tempest
  • Aurora
  • Willow
  • Flower
  • Meadow
  • Poppy
  • Misty
  • Lake
  • Rain
  • Skye
  • Luna
  • Crystal

Famous Bear Names

Did you know that the original “Teddy” bears were named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt, who refused to shoot a bear that was tied up for him while he was out on a hunting trip? A toymaker made a stuffed bear named Teddy after hearing the story. Teddy bears soon became one of the most popular stuffed animals, a distinction they still hold today.

We’re not suggesting that you name your teddy bear Teddy Roosevelt (although you could!), but you can name it in honor of some other famous bears from literature, the movies, and TV shows. Here are some suggestions!

  • Yogi
  • Boo Boo
  • Fozzie
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Hei Bai
  • Paddington
  • Bart
  • Bungle
  • Lotso
  • Bobo
  • Ted
  • Baloo
  • Humphrey
  • Koda
  • Kenai
  • Little John
  • Smokey
  • Queen Elinor
  • Teddy Ruxpin
  • Rupert
  • Corduroy
  • Bozo
  • Aloysius
  • Gentle Ben
  • Iorek Byrnison

Cute Bear Names

Since teddy bears are so soft and fuzzy, what would a list of bear names be without a few that invite hugs and snuggles? Here are some cute and cuddly names for bears…or any animal or human that’s near and dear to your heart!

  • Buttons
  • Pixie
  • Baby
  • Marshmallow
  • Pickles
  • Angel
  • Thumper
  • Sparky
  • Fluffy
  • Booger
  • Honey
  • Munchkin
  • Lulu
  • Sweetie Pie
  • Sprout
  • Yoda
  • Biscuit
  • Precious
  • Mr. Bear
  • Sugar Plum
  • Bugsy
  • Stumpy
  • Bonbon
  • Bubbles
  • Peanut
  • Cotton
  • Huggles
  • Dash
  • Fuzzles
  • Buttercup
  • Giggles
  • Jellybean
  • Scooter
  • Cupid
  • Pip
  • Nacho
  • Tinkerbell
  • Peaches
  • Floppy
  • Cookie
  • Pinky
  • Gizmo
  • Shaggy
  • Sweet Pea
  • Tippy
  • Roo
  • Nibbles
  • Snuggles
  • Chewbacca
  • Furby
  • Cookie

Panda Bear Names

There are 8 bear species in the world, and some are more well-known than others. Most people are familiar with the brown (grizzly) bear, polar bear, and American black bear. There are other bears too, like the sloth, sun, spectacled, and Asiatic black bears.

What’s the 8th bear species? It’s the most distinctive bear of all—the giant panda. Scientists have debated about whether to place the panda in the bear or raccoon family, but thanks to advances in genetics, the results are in, and the giant panda is officially a bear!

In honor of China’s famous black and white panda bear, here are some panda bear names that take inspiration from the panda’s Chinese homeland as well as those adorable black and white markings.

  • Bandit
  • Jia
  • Kai
  • Checkers
  • Patches
  • Bao Bao
  • Oreo
  • Ling Ling
  • Ink Blot
  • Ping
  • Li Ming
  • Chen
  • Bamboo
  • Gu Gu
  • Snoopy
  • Po
  • Checkers
  • Ink Spot
  • Andy Panda
  • Domino
  • Blotches
  • Lian
  • Spot
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Yin Yang
  • Chess
  • Bei Bei
  • Dumpling
  • Ben Ben

Bear Names By Color

Not all bears are as dapper as the black and white giant panda. Many bear species have mostly brown or black fur. And of course, polar bears look like they have white fur. (Fun fact: polar bears have black skin and translucent fur that looks white when the sun reflects off it!)

Brown, black, and white are popular colors for teddy bears too, so here are some names for your very own brown, black, or white bear friend.

Brown Bear Names

  • Grizz
  • Caramel
  • Cocoa
  • Mocha
  • Sable
  • Goldie
  • Whiskey
  • Java
  • Copper
  • Kodiak
  • Cinnamon
  • Amber
  • Brownie
  • Toffee
  • Meatball
  • Umber
  • Mahogany
  • Godiva
  • Ginger
  • Khaki

Black Bear Names

  • Midnight
  • Shadow
  • Jet
  • Inky
  • Twilight
  • Magic
  • Ebony
  • Onyx
  • Crow
  • Velvet
  • Darth Vader
  • Smoke
  • Licorice
  • Zorro
  • Raven
  • Charcoal
  • Mystique
  • Noir
  • Dusty
  • Blackberry

White Bear Names

  • Pearl
  • Ghost
  • Blizzard
  • Eskimo
  • Diamond
  • Milkshake
  • Snowy
  • Alabaster
  • Powder Puff
  • Frosty
  • Alaska
  • Coconut
  • Opal
  • Sugar
  • Q-Tip
  • Glacier
  • Cream Puff
  • Jack Frost
  • Whitey
  • Yeti

These are just some of the possibilities for naming your bear! We hope we’ve provided you with a little bit of inspiration as you choose the perfect name for your new cuddly friend.

Find More Wild Animal Names

  • Zebra names
  • Elephant names
  • Lion names
  • Leopard names

References

  • The Story of the Teddy Bear. US National Park Service, Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace.
  • Bears of the World. American Bear Association, Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Giant Panda: Ailuropoda Melanoleuca. San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance.
  • Why Do Polar Bears Have White Fur? Trick Question! They Don’t. Ocean Conservancy.

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