Girl Names of Bear theme
Bear names for baby girls, with 36 entries. Bears are magnificent mammals known for being brave in the face of danger and for being fiercely protective of their young. These attributes carry over into female names that mean ‘bear’, for instance with the Germanic name Bernadette, which means ‘as brave as a bear’. As a verb, the word ‘bear’ connotes the idea of holding up something. Names with this meaning include Veronica, which means the ‘bearer of victory’.
Bear names are rather popular as baby girl names. Their usage peaked in 1912 with 1.608% of baby girls being given Bear names. Within the top 1000 baby names then, there were 6 Bear names. The names have slipped in popularity since then, and are currently of moderate use. In 2018, their total usage was 0.697% with 4 Bear names listed among the top 1000. Among all Bear names, Elizabeth (English, Greek, and Hebrew) was the most widely used, with a ranking of #13 and a usage of 0.4611%.