Bear Names for Dogs: Cute and Adorable Names for Your Cuddly Pet

Bear Names Ideas for Dog

If you’ve got a dog that looks like the cutest teddy bear ever, then you have to give your pet one of the most adorable bear names for dogs.

Bears are actually considered the symbol of strength and power. Even though your pet may be tiny, won’t it be nice to name him after a formidable yet cuddly bear?

Teddy bears, on the one hand, remind us of love, sweetness, companionship happiness, and all the positive things that we expect to share with our canine pets.

Giving your dog a bear-related name is not only cute and adorable, but it will also symbolize the strong and unbreakable bond that will soon form between you.

In this article, we’ll first talk about some of the cutest Teddy Bear Dog breeds. We’ll then share with you a long list of great pet names that are related to “bear.”

Then we’ll give you several excellent names for fluffy dogs to choose from, since fluffy dogs almost always resemble bears. We can’t forget all the famous bear characters, so we’re giving you a short list of some of the most popular bear characters of all time.



Teddy bear dogs are not exactly a breed, but they are named so for their striking resemblance to adorably cute teddy bears. They’re usually small, with large round eyes and fluffy coat. Their tiny size and helpless, needy expressions just make you want to cuddle them and protect them all the time.

  • Cavapoo. A mix between a Cavalier King Charles and a poodle, the Cavapoo is a recent addition to the Teddy Bear Dog group. They’re known for their gentle nature, intelligence, and non-shedding coat derived from their Toy Poodle parent.

  • Chorkie. If you mix a Chihuahua and a Yorkshire Terrier, you’ll get a clever, headstrong, and yet loyal Chorkie.

  • Cockapoo. Warm-hearted and intelligent, the Cockapoo is a mix between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. This Teddy Bear Dog is quite small, loving, and loyal.

  • Corky. Breeding a Cocker Spaniel and a Yorkshire Terrier will give you diminutive yet independent, lively, and responsive Corky.

  • Goldendoodle. Bred from a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, the Goldendoodle is not just cute but also intelligent, loyal, and loving.

  • Maltipoo. Another cute and clever Teddy Bear Dog, the Maltipoo is a mix of a Maltese and a Poodle.

  • Pomapoo. If you want a sociable yet home-loving Teddy Bear Dog, you should breed a Pomeranian and a Poodle to get a Pomapoo.

  • Pomchi. Undeniably one of the cutest Teddy Bear Dogs, the Pomchi is a mix of a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua.


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For dogs that remind you of a cuddly and cute bear, you can’t go wrong with a name that’s bear-inspired or has a meaning that’s related to “bear.” Here’s a long list of excellent names for you to choose from.

Name Meaning
Arcadia or Arcadius Derived from the Greek word Arktos which means bear
Arktos In Greek, it means bear
Armel From Arthmael, Old Breton for bear chief or warrior prince
Art Short for Arthur, which in Celtic, means bear-man
Artair The Scottish version of the Celtic name Arthur
Arthfael Welsh form of Arthmael
Arthmael Means bear chief in Old Breton
Arthur Means bear man, also means strong as a bear
Artie Pet form of Arthur
Arto or Arttu The Finnish version of Artie
Artorius Latin form of Arthur
Artturi Finnish form of Arthur
Artur Early English form of Arthur
Arturas Lithuanian version of Arthur
Arturo Spanish and Italian form of Arthur
Åsbjörn Means divine bear in Swedish
Avonaco A Cheyenne name, it refers to a lean bear
Barney It may remind you of the green and purple Tyrannosaurus, but it’s actually the English pet form of Bernard
Bearnard Gaelic form of Bernard
Benat Basque form of Bernard
Beornheard An anglo-saxon version of Bernard
Beowulf A metaphorical expression in Old English that means bear
Ber Yiddish name that means bear
Bera Means she-bear in German
Berdine Shortened form of Bernardine, the feminine version of Bernard in French
Berend Low German form of Bernhard
Berengar Italian name meaning bear-spear, derived from the Latin name Berengarius
Berengaria Feminine form of Berengarius
Berengarius In Latin, it means bear-spear
Berenger Old French form of Berengarius
Beringar In Old German, “ber” means bear and “ger” means spear, hence the name means bear-spear
Bernadette Feminine form of Bernard
Bernadine or Bernardine Means bold as a bear, feminine form of Bernard
Bernard Means bold as a bear in Anglo-Saxon and Norman French
Bernardino Italian pet form for Bernardo
Bernardita Spanish feminine version of Bernardo
Bernardo Spanish and Italian form of Bernardus
Bernardus Latin form of Bernhard
Bernat Catalan form of Bernardus
Bernd or Berndt Low German name meaning bold as a bear
Bernhard or Bernhardt Old High German name meaning bold as a bear
Bernie English pet form of Bernard
Bernou In Dutch, it means sacred female bear
Bernat Hungarian form of Bernhard
Biorna Gaelic name meaning bear
Bjarne The modern form of Bjorn, also means bear
Bjarni Icelandic form of Bjorn
Bjorn Old Norse name meaning bear
Björne Swedish pet form of Björn
Chyanne Means loving bear
Cinnamon In reference to the cinnamon bear, a subspecies of the American Black Bear
Dov It means bear in Yiddish and Hebrew
Duroj In Albanian, it means bear
Enyeto In Miwok, it refers to someone who walks like a bear
Esben The scandinavian name meaning divine bear, derived from Old Norse Ásbjorn
Espen The sweddish name meaning divine bear, derived from Old Norse Ásbjorn
Glacier In reference to the glacier bear, a subspecies of the American Black Bear that has gray or silver-blue hair
Gobi A brown bear, this species is found only in the Gobi desert
Grizzly In reference to the grizzly bear, which has a grizzled fur color
Honaw In Hopi, this name means bear
Ibatu The Maltese word for bear
Iomair In Scots-Gaelic, this word means bear
K’eyush In Inuit, this refers to a bear cub
Kuma In Japanese, this name means bear
Kuruk In Pawnee, this is a name that means bear
Lusela A Native American-Miwok name for females, it refers to a bear that is licking its foot while swinging it
Mahon Derived from the Irish Gaelic name Mathuin, it means bear calf
Mathuin From the Old Gaelic Mathghamhain, the name means bear calf
Matoskah In Sioux, the name refers to a white bear
Mecho In Bulgarian, this is a pet name for a teddy bear
Monarch A Californian wild grizzly bear
Nadine In German, it refers to the courage of a bear
Nanook or Nanuk In Eskimo mythology, it refers to the master of bears; also means polar bear in Inuit
Nita It means bear in Native American Choctaw
Nokoski It means bear in Seminole
Orsina Female form of Orsino, an Italian name that means bear-like
Orsino From the Latin Ursinus
Orso Italian form of Ursus, the Roman Latin word for bear
Orsola Means she-bear in Italian, from the Latin name Ursula
Orsolya Hungarian form of Ursula
Orson Derived from Old Norman French, it means little bear or bear cub
Osbeorn Anglo-Saxon name meaning divine bear
Osborn Middle English form of Osborn
Osbourne A variant of Osborn
Otso In Finnish, the name means bear
Ours In French, it means bear
Panda Giant pandas also belong to the same family as bears
Preben Shortened form of the Danish name Predbjørn
Predbjørn A Danish name that means magnificent bear
Sapata In Miwok, it means dancing bear
Sloth In reference to the Sloth Bear, an insectivorous bear found in the Indian subcontinent
Sun The Sun Bear is found in Southeast Asian forests
Taqukaq In Inuit, it means grizzly bear
Tarben In Old Norse, it means Thor’s bear or thunder bear
Thorben or Thorbern Danish name derived from Tarben, also means Thor’s bear
Thorbjorn Norwegian variant of Thorbern
Thorburn Scottish variant of Thorbern
Tureti In Lithuanian, it means bear
Turi In Spanish and Celtic, it means bear
Uffo In German, it means wild bear
Urola In Russian, it means little bear
Urs From the Latin Ursus, the German name that means bear
Ursa Shortened form of Ursula
Ursala or Ursula In Latin, it means little she-bear
Ursel German form of Ursula
Ursella English variant form of Ursula
Ursina or Ursine Variant of Ursula
Ursinus Derived from the Latin word Ursus, it is a Roman name that means bear-like
Ursus Derived from Ursus, it is a Roman name that means bear
Uschi A German name that means little she-bear, the pet form of Ursel
Uzumati In Native American Miwok, it means grizzly bear
Vorsila In Greek, it means bear
Wahkoowah In Sioux, it means charging bear
Wyborn In Scandinavian, it means war bear
Yona In Cherokee, it means bear


Cute and Silly Names for Adorably Fluffy Dogs

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If you’ve got a Chow Chow, Bichon Frise, Pomeranian, Samoyed, or Poodle, then you’ve got yourself one fluffy pet that resembles a cute bear in terms of cuddliness. Here are several pet names that are fitting for bear-like fluffy dogs.

Name Meaning
Admiral Fluff / Captain Fluff A cute name that’s fitting for any fluffy dog
Alpaca A very cute and furry South American animal
Bear Surprisingly, Bear is actually a popular name for cute, fluffy, and bear-like dogs
Bunny A cute name for fluffy dogs that are as cute as bunnies
Charmin Sounds quite innocent, unless it reminds you of the fluffy toilet paper
Chewbacca No one’s cuter or fluffier than the famous Star Wars character
Cotton White fluffy dogs look so soft, just like cotton balls
Cozy Because cuddling your pet is just so cozy
Feathers This one’s great for dogs with fluffy hair like feathers
Fleecy Perfect for dogs with fur like fleece
Fluffmeister Because your cute pet is a master of fluffiness
Fluffy Simple, and yet so on point
Furbaby A sweet name for your furry baby
Furball This is one of the cutest names for furry dogs
Fuzz or Fuzzy Another simple but meaningful name for fluffy dogs
Fuzzy Wuzzy A silly but fitting name for fluffy dogs, especially the ones with fuzzy hair
Grizzly If your dog looks like a bear, this one’s a really fitting name
Hairy or Harry Because your fluffy dog has a lot of hair
Mayor Fluffington Because your pet is the fluff mayor
Mr. / Mrs. Fluffer Nutter Another silly name for a fluffy dog that you want to cuddle like crazy
Mr. / Mrs. Softy Dogs with fluffy hair are just so soft to hold
Nana Based on the fluffy Newfoundland character in Peter Pan
Polar Because your dog reminds you of a polar bear
Prince / Prince Fluffster A silly but charming name for your little canine prince
Puffy Whether it’s puffy or fluffy, your dog is definitely one
PupFluff Because your puppy’s so fluffy
Ringlet A cute name for a dog with fluffy, curly hair
Ruffles Because you just want to ruffle your pet’s hair
Shaggy This may sound old-school, but it’s still a popular name for furry dogs
Silky A fitting name for fluffy dogs with silky hair
Sir Fluff’s A Lot A silly pun on Sir Lancelot
Snowball White dogs with fluffy hair simply remind you of snowballs
Snuggles Because you just want to snuggle with your fluffy dog
Teddy Because your pet resembles an adorable teddy bear
Woolly Simply descriptive of your pet’s adorable fluffiness



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There are so many famous bears in literature and films. You can borrow the names of these popular characters for your dog.

Famous Bear Description
Aloysius From the novel Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, Aloysius is the teddy bear of Lord Sebastian Flyte
Baloo The sleepy brown bear in Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book
Boo Boo From The Yogi Bear Show, an anthropomorphic bear cub
Fozzie Bear An orange bear character in The Muppet Show
Funshine Bear The Care Bear who loves to have fun
Gentle Ben From author Walt Morey’s children’s novel Gentle Ben
Grumpy Bear A gruff yet caring Care Bear
Harmony Bear A talented Care Bear who enjoys music
Iorek Byrnison An exiled armored bear in Philip Pullman’s epic His Dark Materials
Kenai An adolescent grizzly bear from the Disney Film Kenai
Little John Robin Hood’s best friend and sidekick
Old Bear From British author Jane Hissey’s Old Bear and Friends
Paddington Bear From Michael Bond’s A Bear Called Paddington
Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Brother Bear, Sister Bear, and Honey Bear From Stan and Jan Berenstain’s The Berenstain Bears
Rupert Bear A comic strip character in the Daily Express
Shakespeare’s Bear In William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, the death of Antigonus is presaged by Shakespeare’s famous stage direction Exit, Pursued By a Bear
Share Bear The sharing Care Bear
Smokey Bear An American advertising icon
Tenderheart Bear A wise and grandfatherly Care Bear
Winnie-the-Pooh From A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh
Wonderheart Bear A sweet and silly Care Bear
Yogi Bear From the film The Good, The Bad, and the Huckleberry Hound



Choosing a moniker for your pet from all of these cute and sweet bear names must have been fun! Do you have a favorite bear-inspired name for your cuddly dog?

Please feel free to share your comments and suggestions with us. We’d also love it if you could check out our next article on Karelian Bear Dog, a brave dog that will fight bears for you!