Dog Names that Mean Bear-Famous & Breeds that Look like Bears

If you adore bears, names that translate to bears can be a good choice, especially for large, strong, and fluffy dog breeds. Bear also means to endure especially during tough times. With these ideas in mind, bear-themed names can be a good choice for your male or female pup.

From Arthus, Benat, Ben, Arto, Armel, Bree, Liam, Bera, to Cinnamon there are quite a number of names that names mean bear for your canine. The following is an exhaustive list from different languages, cultures, works of fiction including famous bear names in books, TV shows, Movies, etc.

Male Dog Names that Mean Bear

Polar Bear
Polar Bear
  • Arcadia- A male name of Greek origin meaning region offering peace and contentment.
  • Arktos- A name of Ancient Greek origin that translates to bear
  • Armel-The name means bear prince. It is of Welsh origin.
  • Art-A Celtic masculine name meaning bear; champion.   
  • Andrew– A name that translates to strong
  • Artair-The is of Celtic origin meaning Bear, or rock.          
  • Arthfael-A name derived from Welsh name Arthmael, which means bear- prince, the prince of the bears.
  • Barney -Means strong like a bear
  • Benat– Bold as bear(from the latin name Bernardus)
  • Berchan – Of Celtic origin, meaning sharp-toothed like a bear
  • Benno– A German term for bear               
  • Arthur- A name of Welsh and Celtic origin that means strong as a bear or bear hero
  • Artie-A name of Celtic origin that means bear.
  • Barrett -A name of German origin that means bear strength
  • Ben- German nickname for the word bear
  • Bern -German for bear
  • Bernard — Translates to as brave as a bear in German
  • Arto or Arttu- The name is of Celtic origin meaning bear or rock.
  • Artorius-The name means Honorable and respectable according to a user in New York,U.S. A name of Roman origin.          
  • Garben- Dutch names that means bear spear
  • Artturi-The male name is of Celtic origin meaning noble or courageous.
  • Artur-It is from Celtic origin and it means bear-like. A name believed to possibly be descended from the Roman surname, Artorius.
  • Arturas-The name means possibly bear or stone. A male name of Celtic origin.
  • Arturo-A name of Celtic origin that means noble or courageous.
  • Berold – Translates to bear rule
  • York-An English name meaning from the bear estate
  • Emeric – French name meaning strong
  • Espen-Scandinavian name meaning God bear
  • Fyrsil -Welsh name that translates to bear-man
  • Humbert -Bear fledging
  • Humphrey-Bear cub
  • Liam-Strong-willed just like bears
  • Oberon– Translates to Bear-like 
  • Orson -Translates to bear cub in French 
  • Osborn-Divine bear
  • Otso– Finnish name for bear
  • Uther -Bear cub
  • Ursus-Roman name for bear
  • Vernados– Greek for courage of the bear
  • Uffo– German name that means bear
  • Uzumati– Miwok name for the grizzly type of bear
  • Avonaco-A Cheyenne name that means leaning bear
  • Tarben-An Old Scandinavian name that means thunder bear
  • Asbjorn-Old Nordic name that translated to divine bear
  • Beringar-Old German name that means bear
  • Kuruk-Pawnee name that means bear
  • Matoskah-Sioux name that translates to white bear
  • Honaw- A name meaning bear from a Native American tribe called Hopi

Female Dog Names that Mean Bear

  • Authurine — Celtic name that means bear 
  • Bernadette-A feminized version of the French Bernard, meaning bold as a bear
    Berengaria — Latin for bear spear”
  • Calysta -female bear 
  • Eden-Bear cub” 
  • Chyanne– An American name that means loving bear
  • Bridget-A name that translates to strength
  • Bree -means power and strength
  • Garcia-Spanish for bear
  • Nadetta-German for courageous as a bear 
  • Nita– Means bear in Choctaw 
  • Orson-Italian for “little female bear” 
  • Urola– Russian name for little bear
  • Ursula -Latin for little female bear
  • Vorsila– A name of Greek origin that means bear
  • Valentina-Name meaning  strong 
  • Lusela– A name of Native American-Miwok origin that means bear swinging its foot while licking it
  • Cinnamon-A type of an American Black Bear
  • Bernou– A Dutch name that means sacred female bear
  • Bera-A German and Icelandic name meaning she-bear
  • Yona– A Cherokee name that translates to bear
  • Alia translate to from a strong a place 
  • Andrea -means Strong
  • Calissa -Fierce
  • Audrey -Noble strength
  • Elda -Warrior
  • Gabriela -Strong 
  • Gertrude — German for strength of a spear”
  • Isa-strong-willed
  • Karla -Strong 
  • Kelsey-Brave 
  • Marcella -War-like
  • Matilda -Power 
  • Minka-Polish name for strong warrior
Bear-like Dog breed -Caucasian Mountain dog
Huge and furry Caucasian Mountain dog

Unisex Bear Names for Both Female and Male Puppies

  • Bjorn Swedish for bear 
  • Bruin-Dutch for bear
  • Dov-A Yiddish name that means bear derived from the Hebrew language
  • Turi-Bear
  • Duroj-An Albanian word for bear
  • Ours-A French word that means bear
  • Trudy-German for universal strength 
  • Tureti The Lithuanian word that means bear
  • Turi-A name that means bear in Celtic and Spanish
  • Lomair-A Scots Gaelic word that means bear
  • Nadine-A German name that means the courage of a bear
  • Sapata-A name meaning dancing bear in Miwok
  • Ibatu-A name meaning bear in the Malta
  • Mazaalai-Mongolian name for Brown Gobi bear
  • Kuma-Japanese name for bear
  • Minoru-Japanese name for bear fruit
  • Nanuq– Polar Bear
  • Preben– Danish name for strong like a bear
  • Ott-translates to fighting like a bear
  • Koda– Little bear

Famous Bear Names

Famous Bear Names
Kenai-Bear Character
  • Baloo -The Bear from The Jungle Book (Disney)
  • Po-From the Kung Fu Panda series. 
  • Cindy Bear– Yogi Bear Show.
  • Kenai-The protagonist of Disney’s 2003 animated feature film, Brother Bear
  • Rocky A female black bear who made enough parachute jumps during the Korean War to be considered a paratrooper and was given a purple heart
  • Hope-A female black bear whose birth was broadcast by internet
  • Ted -A bear character that stars in the Ted movies. 
  • Knut -A famous orphaned polar bear who survived in the Berlin Zoo for more than 30 years. 
  • Paddington-Famous fictional bear from the book A Bear Called Paddington. . 
  • Fozzie– a character from the Muppets. 
  • Lorek Byrnison -This bear served as a king in The Golden Compass.
  • Rupert-The star of a British comic for kids. 
  • Yogi-A cartoon bear character from the Yogi Bear Show. 
  • Akakabuto-the main villain in Ginga Nagareboshi Gin
  • Blossom-Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets-Mulan’s panda cub and member of the Palace Pets.
  • Blubber Bear-Luke’s racing partner, in Wacky Races         .
  • Bobo-The Simpsons
  • Bojan-Bojan the Bear: a painter who paints his own world with three colours.
  • Bongo-A circus bear in    Fun and Fancy Free        
  • Boo Boo-The Yogi Bear Show & The Huckleberry Hound Show     
  • Boog-Elliot’s best friend and the protagonist of the film and its sequels in the Open Season 
  • Boris-64 Zoo Lane           
  • Breezly-A comical, resourceful, polar bear, who sticks with his friend Sneezly in the Breezly and Sneezly
  • Burble-A polar bear cartoon in Danger Rangers
  • Corporal-Penguins of Madagascar
  • Cub-Happy Tree Friends
  • Flippy- Happy Tree Friends
  • Fluffy Duckman
  • Grizzly- Grizzily and the Lemmings
  • Kenal-Brother Bear
  • Keradi-Karadi Tales
  • Koda-Brother Bear
  • Kumajiro-Heralia:Axis Powers
  • Lil Jon Walt Disney’s Robin Hood
  • Luk-Balto
  • Lumpjaw-Main antagonist to bongo-Fun and Fancy Free
  • Malloy-Brickleberry
  • Marezou-Girl Friend BETA           
  • Master Yo-Yin Yang Yo!
  • Maxie-Maxie the polar bear is one of Chilly Willy’s best friends. in the Chilly Willy              
  • Mimmo-Charley and Mimm
  • Molly Cunningham-TaleSpin
  • Mouk-A globe-trotting bear:Mouk           
  • Muk-Balto          
  • Natsu-Kuma Miko           
  • Norm-Norm of the North
  • Oso-Special Agent Oso
  • Shao May-Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Sonya-Madagascar3
  • Penny Ling-Littlest Pet Shop
  • “Master” Po Ping-Kung Fu Panda
  • Zozi-Bartok the Magnificent
  • Lulu-Bananas In Pyjamas
  • Misha-A retired circus bear acts as a fatherly figure to a young girl named Masha: Masha and the Bear       
  • Morgan-Bananas In Pyjamas
  • Nassur-Tomorrow’s Pioneers
  • Nev-A small, blue puppet bear: Bear Behaving Badly       
  • Ojo-Bear in the Big Blue House
  • Sooty-Sooty Show

Bear Species/Types Inspired Names

Bear types Names
Atlas Bear-Extinct
  • Atlas
  • Americanus
  • Ornatus
  • Qinling
  • Sunny
  • Sloth
  • Formosan
  • Balochistan
  • Japonicus
  • Laniger
  • Kamchatka
  • Collaris
  • Dalli
  • Gyas
  • Lasiotus
  • Sitkensis
  • Browny
  • Kodiak
  • Syriacus
  • Grizzly
  • Africanum
  • Microta
  • Beatrix
  • Baconi

Dog Breeds that Look Like Bears Names

Dog Breeds that look like a bear
Bear-like Puppy
  • Chow Chow
  • Pomeranian
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Tibetan Mastiff
  • Akita Inu
  • Šarplaninac
  • Newfoundland Dog
  • Maremma Sheepdog
  • Caucasian Shepherd Dog
  • Keeshond
  • Leonberger
  • Bichon Frise
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Gaddi Kutta
  • Spanish Mastiff
  • Bush Dog
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Cuvac
  • Anatolian Mastiff
  • Pyrenean Mastiff
  • Estrela Mountain Dog   
An Akita in the bushy nature setup
Akita Inu
Bear names for huge, strong, fluffy dog breeds
Great Pyrenees

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