Name: Bear

Origin and Meaning of the Name Bear

  • Meaning:
    Bear
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (BAYR)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Bear)
  • Rating:
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Miscellaneous Info for Bear

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    The English word "bear" derives from Old English "bera" which comes from a long lost Germanic adjective meaning "brown." To ancient the Germanic people, bears came to symbolize warriors and were oftentimes referred to as soldiers.

    Bear Grylls is the host and star of the adventure show "Man vs. Wild".

    Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver named his son Buddy Bear Maurice in September 2010. Actress Alicia Silverstone gave birth to her son Bear Blu in May of 2011. Actress Kate Winslet named her boy Bear in December of 2013.
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