Dog Names Meaning Bear

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Introduction

Choosing which name your new dog will go by is one of the earlier responsibilities of a new pet parent and an important one. Many people choose to give their pet a name that means something to them, like a name that references a favorite place, food, or in this case, animal. Bears are seen as symbols of power and strength as well as patience and love, qualities that many of us desire for our canine companions as well. If your dog looks like a bear, walks like a bear, or loves like a bear, this list of names just might be for you. 

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 Picking a name for our new canine companion in an exciting but sometimes daunting process.  Choosing an easy to pronounce name that your dog naturally responds to will encourage bonding and help to improve the efficiency of training, while an inconsistent or confusing name can lead to setbacks. Once you have decided to choose a name with bear in the meaning, there are many ways in which to narrow down the field in order to pinpoint exactly the right name for your specific pooch. Some people may end up naming their animal by its color, giving it a moniker like Cinnamon, Panda, or Matoskah, while others may prefer a more active name for an active pup, such as Enyeto, Wahkoowah, or Rocky. Another method of choosing a name can be based on the dogs history or heritage, favoring a name like Orsino for an Italian Greyhound or Nadine for a German breed dog. Names can even be derived from the word bear in other languages, like Arktos or Ibatu, while others may choose to honor a famous bear or a specific type of bear, choosing names like Sun or Monarch.  Whatever method you decide to employ this list of names that mean bear will give you some great inspiration.

Male Dog Names Meaning Bear

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Arktos
The Greek word meaning bear
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Arthur
A Welsh and Celtic name that means strong as a bear or bear hero
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Bear
A substantially bulky mammal covered with dense hair, most of which are apex predators
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Monarch
One of the last wild grizzly bears in California and the model for the California state flag
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Beringar
This name means bear-spear in Old German
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Dov
A Yiddish name that means bear derived from the Hebrew language
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Duroj
The Albanian word for bear
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Enyeto
A Miwok name that means walks like a bear
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Gerben
A name meaning bear spear in Dutch
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Grizzly
The Grizzly Bear, a subspecies of Brown Bear, is named for its grizzled fur color
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Honaw
A name meaning bear in Hopi
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Kuruk
A Pawnee name that means bear
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Mathúin
An Irish name that means bear cub
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Matoskah
Sioux name that means white bear
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Nokoski
A Seminole name that means bear
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Orsino
Italian form of the Latin name Ursinus, or bear-like
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Orson
A name meaning bear cub in French
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Otso
A Finnish name that means bear
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Sloth
The Sloth Bear is an insectivore that also eats honey and fruit
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Tarben
A name meaning thunder bear or Thor’s bear in Old Norse
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Uffo
A name meaning wild bear in German
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Ursus
A Roman name meaning bear
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Uzumati
A name meaning grizzly bear in the Native American language Miwok
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Wahkoowah
A name meaning charging bear in Sioux
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Wyborn
A Scandinavian name that means war bear
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York
An English name meaning from the bear estate
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Ásbjorn
An Old Norse name that means divine bear
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Avonaco
A Cheyenne name that means leaning bear
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Benat
Basque name derived from the Latin name Bernardus, meaning bold as a bear
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Bernard
English name that means bold as a bear

Female Dog Names Meaning Bear

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Chyanne
A modern American name said to mean loving bear
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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
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Yona
A Cherokee name meaning bear
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Cinnamon
A Cinnamon bear is a specific color of American Black Bear
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Glacier
A Glacier bear sports a distinctively colored coat
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Taqukaq
An Inuit name that means Grizzly Bear
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Ursula
A Latin name that means little she-bear
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Winnipeg
The American Black Bear who was the mascot for the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps, and the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh
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Bera
A German and Icelandic name meaning she-bear
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Bernadette
A feminized version of the French Bernard, meaning bold as a bear
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Bernou
A Dutch name that means sacred female bear
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Garcia
A Spanish and Portuguese name believed to mean bear
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Gobi
A type of brown bear that is only found in the Gobi desert
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Hope
A female black bear whose birth was broadcast by internet
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Ibatu
The word for bear in Maltese
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Iomair
A Scots Gaelic word that means bear
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K'eyush
An Inuit name that means bear cub
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Kuma
A Japanese name which means bear
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Lusela
An American name which means bear swinging its foot while licking it
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Nadine
A German name that means the courage of a bear
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Nita
A Choctaw name that means bear
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Orsola
Italian form of the Latin Ursula meaning little she-bear
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Ours
The word meaning bear in French
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Panda
While the Panda’s digestive system is set up as an omnivore, they almost exclusively eat bamboo
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Sapata
A name meaning dancing bear in Miwok
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Sun
Experts believe that the Sun Bear is the ancestor of the American and Asian Black Bears
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Tureti
The Lithuanian word that means bear
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Turi
A name that means bear in Celtic and Spanish
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Urola
A Russian name meaning little bear
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Vorsila
A Greek name that means bear

Community Dogs With Names Meaning Bear

Rebel's name story for Dog Names Meaning Bear
Rebel
Female
Queensland Heeler
Ovalo, TX
Personality
Protective
Strong
Stubborn
Smart

It fit her personality

Willow's name story for Dog Names Meaning Bear
Willow
Female
Labrador Retriever
Bowie, AZ

Always love the name willow, it's perfect for her. I love willow trees.