Teddy Bear Names

Choosing teddy bear names is so much fun! Whether you’re naming a child’s bear, one for an adult, or just looking for a silly idea, you’ll find it here! 

We have a massive collection of cute, serious, funny, strong, and vintage names. 

Can’t decide? Try our teddy bear name generator! Or choose from the names of famous bears and teddies, both real and fictional. 

Cute Teddy Bear Names 

I like the name Buttons for this guy!
  1. Amber
  2. Auburn 
  3. Beary
  4. Beast
  5. Binky
  6. Bitsy
  7. Bonkers
  8. Boots
  9. Brownie
  10. Bubbles
  11. Buddy 
  12. Bundle
  13. Burble
  14. Buttercup 
  15. Buttons
  16. Care
  17. Cashmere
  18. Charm
  19. Chenille
  20. Cherish
  21. Chestnut
  22. Chiffon 
  23. Chubby
  24. Chuff
  25. Cinnamon 
  26. Cocoa
  27. Comfy
  28. Cozy
  29. Cotton
  30. Cubby
  31. Critter
  32. Cuddle
  33. Curly
  34. Dandelion 
  35. Fluffy
  36. Furry
  37. Fuzzy
  38. Ginger
  39. Gingham
  40. Goldie
  41. Griswold
  42. Grizz 
  43. Grizzly
  44. Growl
  45. Gummy
  46. Hazel
  47. Honey 
  48. Honeycomb 
  49. Howdy
  50. Huggle
  51. Inky
  52. Jewel 
  53. Kodiak
  54. Kody
  55. Lace
  56. Love
  57. Nuzzle 
  58. Paw
  59. Peaches
  60. Peanut
  61. Pedals
  62. Pompom
  63. Pookie
  64. Pudding
  65. Pudgy
  66. Roary
  67. Rolly
  68. Rusty
  69. Sable
  70. Sienna
  71. Silly
  72. Sky
  73. Snuffles
  74. Snuggle
  75. Softie
  76. Squishy
  77. Sweetie
  78. Taffeta
  79. Tawny
  80. Toddles
  81. Tucker
  82. Tumbles
  83. Tweed
  84. Twill
  85. Velvet 
  86. Winkle
  87. Wooly

Strong and tough bear names

teddy bear names- grizzly bear
How about Bruno?
  1. Avalanche 
  2. Blitz
  3. Boomer
  4. Bruiser
  5. Bruno
  6. Brutus
  7. Buff
  8. Butch
  9. Claw
  10. Crash
  11. Denali
  12. Diesel 
  13. Fury
  14. Grizz
  15. Growl
  16. Gruff
  17. Hardy
  18. Hercules 
  19. Hero
  20. Jet
  21. Mack
  22. Max
  23. Ranger
  24. Rocky
  25. Slash
  26. Spike
  27. Steady Teddy
  28. Storm
  29. Tank
  30. Thunder 
  31. Tuffie
  32. Victor
  33. Whopper

Related post: these names that mean earth also may fit for your tough teddy.

Names that mean bear or are related to bears

Does she look like an Ursula to you?
  1. Adalbern – Ancient German for “noble bear”
  2. Amdarta – Celtic goddess whose name may mean “great bear”
  3. Arcadia, Arkadios – an Ancient Greek land whose name means “bear”
  4. Arctos – ancient Greek word for bear
  5. Arcturus- a constellation, its name means “guardian of the bear”
  6. Armel – old Breton and French name meaning “bear prince”
  7. Armelle – means “she-bear”
  8. Artemis – the bear was sacred to this Greek goddess 
  9. Arthur – may mean “bear king”
  10. Artio – Celtic bear goddess
  11. Arshaka – Old Persian name meaning “bear”
  12. Artagan – a Scottish name that means bear
  13. Artula – Celtic for bear
  14. Asaka – female Japanese name meaning “bear”
  15. Barrett – means “bear strength”
  16. Bauto – Ancient Roman name meaning “strong as a bear”
  17. Bern – derived from the German word for bear
  18. Bernadette – means “brave as a bear”
  19. Bessel – a rare Dutch name that may mean bear
  20. Bjorn – Swedish for “bear”
  21. Calista, Calisto – in Greek mythology, she transformed into a bear
  22. Denny – bear den
  23. Dagborn Norwegian for “day bear”
  24. Datua – this rare Georgian name may mean “bear”
  25. Dubi – “teddy bear” in Hebrew
  26. Enapay – this male Sioux name means “roars bravely in the face of danger” 
  27. Hania – male Hopi name meaning “bear”
  28. Holmbiorn – Ancient Scandinavian name meaning “island bear”
  29. Humbert – possibly Germanic for “bright bear cub”
  30. Ildiko – a Hungarian bear goddess
  31. Karhu – means “bear” in Finnish
  32. Khursi – Ancient Georgian name meaning “bear”
  33. Kolborb – Swedish for “bear as black as coal”
  34. Kuma – Japanese for “bear”
  35. Kumakichi – Japanese for “fortunate as a bear”
  36. Kuruk – Pawnee for bear
  37. Liwanu – means “bear growl” in Miwok
  38. Mato – means “bear” in Sioux
  39. Mielikki – Finnish bear goddess
  40. Misha
  41. Nalle – “teddy bear” in Finnish 
  42. Nano, Nanoq – means “polar bear” in Greenlandic
  43. Nanook – means “polar bear” in Inuit
  44. Nita – means “bear” in Choctaw
  45. Orson – comes from the French word for bear
  46. Osborn – comes from an Old Norse name meaning “bear god”
  47. Oso – Spanish for “bear”
  48. Otso – means bear in Finnish 
  49. Ours – French for “bear”
  50. Sacheen – actress Sacheen Littlefeather claims her name means “little bear” in Navajo
  51. Swithin – Old English for “strong bear cub”
  52. Urs – Swedish male name meaning bear
  53. Ursa
  54. Ursula – means “little bear”
  55. Vetle – Norwegian for “bear cub”
  56. Volos – Russian god depicted as a bear
  57. Yona – means “bear” in Cherokee 

Related post: Names that mean bear

More Teddy Bear Name Ideas- Famous Bears

  1. Baloo – from The Jungle Book
  2. Bonkers – bear who portrayed Baloo and Gentle Ben in the movies
  3. Banjo – of Banjo and Kazooie fame
  4. Boo Boo – from Yogi
  5. Bruin – bear in the tales of Reynard the Fox
  6. The Care Bears
    1. Bedtime Bear
    2. Birthday Bear
    3. Cheer Bear
    4. Friend Bear
    5. Funshine Bear
    6. Good Luck Bear
    7. Grumpy Bear
    8. Love-a-lot Bear
    9. Tenderheart Bear
    10. Wish Bear.
    11. Oopsy Bear
  7. Carlton – mascot of the Toronto Maple Leafs
  8. Clark – Chicago Cubs mascot
  9. Chen Stormstout – from the Warcraft franchise 
  10. Cindy – from Yogi
  11. Corduroy 
  12. Fozzie Bear
  13. Fuzzy Wuzzy
  14. Gentle Ben
  15. The Gummi Bears
    1. Chummi
    2. Cubbi
    3. Gruffi
    4. Gusto
    5. Sunni
    6. Tummi
    7. Zummi
  16. Iorek Byrnison – from His Dark Materials
  17. Lil Jon – from Disney’s Robin Hood
  18. Maxie – a polar bear who is penguin Chilly Willy’s best friend
  19. Paddington 
  20. Peter the Panda – from Phineas and Ferb
  21. Radar – Big Bird’s teddy bear
  22. Rupert
  23. Smokey the Bear
  24. Teddy Ruxpin
  25. Whopper – bear famous for his role in Anchorman 
  26. Winnie the Pooh, Winnipeg, Winnifred
  27. Yogi

Names that mean dream would also be perfect for a teddy! 

Names that sound like bear or have bear as a nickname

Obviously a Bernard
  1. Barnabas 
  2. Barney 
  3. Barrett
  4. Barry
  5. Bernard
  6. Bertram
  7. Berwyn
  8. Jacob (cub)
  9. Oberon

Funny Teddy Bear Names

  1. Beary Potter 
  2. Blue – the name of Labatt Blue’s bear mascot 
  3. Bobo – Mr Burns teddy bear from The Simpsons 
  4. Care Bear
  5. Charmin – for the toilet paper brand’s bear mascots
  6. Eddy Teddy
  7. Freddy the Teddy
  8. Grizzly Adams 
  9. Gummy Bear
  10. Oxsana – Borat’s pet bear
  11. Prince Beary
  12. Root Bear

Vintage Teddy Bear Names

I would go with Thorburn for this fuzzy little guy
  1. Aloysius 
  2. Avery
  3. Beatrice 
  4. Bernardine
  5. Louise
  6. Orsa
  7. Orson
  8. Thorbern
  9. Uther
  10. Winston 

Teddy Bear Name Generator

Can’t decide on a teddy bear name? Use our generator to come up with your own, unique name!

Step 1: Generate your teddy bear first name 

Use the first letter of your first name 

  1. A. Gentle
  2. B. Rusty
  3. C. Bubbles
  4. D. Boomer
  5. E. Honey
  6. F. Grizz
  7. G. Cocoa 
  8. H. Tumbles
  9. I. Fuzzy
  10. J. Hero
  11. K. Chuff
  12. L. Bitsy
  13. M. Buttons
  14. N. Snuggle
  15. O. Cinnamon
  16. P. Cubby
  17. Q. Squishy
  18. R. Gruff
  19. S. Tucker
  20. T. Rolly
  21. U. Softie
  22. V. Ranger
  23. W. Sweetie
  24. X. Growl
  25. Y. Peanut
  26. Z. Pudgy

Step 2: Generate your teddy bear last name

Use the last letter of your last name to generate the next part of your teddy bear name.

  1. A. McGrowl
  2. B. Dandelion
  3. C. Velvetpants
  4. D. Fluffyhead
  5. E. Roarington
  6. F. Sleepyhead
  7. G. Pookiekin
  8. H. Puddingham
  9. I.  Hugsworth
  10. J. Butterbum
  11. K. Cuddlesworth
  12. L. Buttercup
  13. M. Snufflewuffle
  14. N. Griswold
  15. O. Whopper
  16. P. Lovely
  17. Q. Peachtree
  18. R. Honeypot
  19. S. Gingersnap
  20. T. Sillysnout
  21. U. Bonkers
  22. V. Cozypie
  23. W. Gingham 
  24. X. Furriness
  25. Y. Bundleboo
  26. Z. Bootsicle

Step 3: Choose your title (optional) 

If you’d like, use your birth month to generate a title to add to your teddy bear name based on your birth month

  1. January. Mister / Miss / Missus
  2.  February. Mama / Papa
  3. March. Baby 
  4. April. Little 
  5. May. Tiny
  6. June. Doc
  7. July. Sir / Madam
  8. August. The Honorable 
  9. September. The Third
  10. October. The Bear
  11. November. Prince / Princess
  12. December. Lord / Lady

More titles: Sire, Esquire, Professor, Chancellor, Duke, Dutchess, Baron, Baroness, Principal, President, Master, Provost, Director, Chief, Chief Executive 

Step 4: Put it all together

teddy bear name generator

Now, add all the parts together to generate your teddy bear name! Some examples for people I know:

  1. Miss Buttons Hugsworth
  2. Fuzzy Honeypot the Bear
  3. Honey Pookeykin
  4. Lord Gentle Gingersnap
  5. Prince Chuff  Sillysnout
  6. Lady Boomer Snufflewuffle
  7. Little Bitsy Cuddlesworth
  8. Sir Gruff McGrowl
  9. Mrs. Sweetie Buttercup
  10. Tiny Snuggle Puddingham

Choosing a Teddy Bear Name

  • Don’t overthink it. If a name jumps out at you or your child, go with it!
  • If you’re having a hard time deciding, make a list
  • Narrow down your list by 
    • Drawing names from a hat
    • Letting someone else choose from the list
  • If you’re naming a baby or toddler’s teddy, choose a name that’s easy to pronounce 
  • Choose a name based on the bear’s appearance. 
    • You might call a brown teddy Brownie. Or a soft teddy Silky. Or one holding a heart Lovey.

The History of Teddy Bears

Did you know teddy bears are named in honor of President and big game hunter  Theodore Roosevelt?

While on a bear hunting trip in 1902, he refused to shoot a bear tied to a tree because he felt it was unsportsmanlike. 

A political cartoonist satirized the event in the Washington Post. When a candy shop owner named Morris Mitchom saw the cartoon, he contacted Roosevelt and sought his permission to use his name.

The candy shop owner created a stuffed animal that he called Teddy’s Bear. The toy was so popular that Mitchom founded the Ideal Toy Company.

Later, the Ideal Toy Company became famous for toys and games like Betsy Wetsy, Thumbelina, Magic 8 Ball, Mouse Trap, and the Rubik’s Cube.

Resources 

203 teddy bear names pin

I use behindthename.com to research name meanings. 

And you can learn more about the history of the teddy bear from the National Parks Service

Related posts: Looking for more names? How about magical names, earthy names for a tough teddy, or names that mean trickster for a mischievous teddy?

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