For many children, a teddy bear is the first toy they ever own. Whether it’s one bought in the hospital gift shop when they’re born or a special bear passed down through the family, teddy bears can hold a very important, sentimental place in our hearts. Since these bears are such a big part of our lives, naming them is something that should be done thoughtfully.
The following list of teddy bear names can help you to pick the perfect name for all your cuddly, snuggly friends.
Cute Teddy Bear Names
There’s nothing cuter than a fuzzy little bear with shiny eyes, a sweet little nose, and a soft smile. So, for the cutest toys around, you’ll want the cutest name possible.
You can double the cute factor of most of these cute teddy bear names by simply adding “Mr.” or “Mrs.” to the beginning of them, such as Mr. Cuddlesworth or Mrs. Cuddlebug. Or, you can add “Bear” to the end to make names like Tubby Bear, Bobo Bear, Baby Bear, and more.
- Boo Boo
- Fuzzy Wuzzy
Funny Teddy Bear Names
Kids have a way of naming things in the silliest ways possible. Since teddy bears bring so much happiness, giving them funny teddy bear names is a great way to up the joy and inspire laughter.
Funny names are perfect for all bears, but nontraditional bears wear these silly names particularly well. Maybe you have a bear with a fun pattern, a bear wearing silly clothes, or a bear that’s not a traditional neutral color. These bears are the perfect suitors for a funny name.
But, honestly, it can be just as silly to see a normal, traditional bear and then find out that his name is Captain Frankenstein or Sir Barnabus of Bumbleberry.
As above with the cute teddy bear names, adding surnames, Mr. and Mrs., and royal titles to these names can make them even funnier.
- Bear Grylls
- Bearly Chubs
- Beary Potter
- Chi Chi
- Ding Dong
- Eddy the Teddy
- Hairy Barry
- Lazy Bear
- Mr. Goodbear
- Sargent Teddy
- Shreddy the Teddy
Vintage & Classic Teddy Bear Names
Since teddy bears have been around for more than 100 years, it’s only fitting that a bear would have a classic, vintage name.
When picturing vintage bears, you may imagine the stiff, posable bears that most of our grandmothers had in their home, complete with a velvet jumper and hat. Or, you may think of your very first bear, now tattered and worn from being so well-loved.
But bears don’t have to be vintage to have a vintage name. These hand-me-down names are perfect for putting a cool, vintage feel on any teddy bear. The following names are rooted in the past, but their classic qualities make them timeless choices.
Quirky Teddy Bear Names
Kids are the masters of quirk. They are always doing weird, silly things to surprise us and make us laugh. If this sounds like your little one, then maybe a quirky name is the best choice for their teddy bear.
Find inspiration for a quirky name by looking around your house at random objects, thinking of silly character names from books, television, and film, or looking to pop culture.
When it comes to quirky names, the weirder the better. So, if there’s a wild name you love, but would never name a child, a bear may be the perfect way to live out your naming dreams.
Choose from this comprehensive list or make one up on your own. Then, watch the confusion and laughs roll in when your child tells people their bear’s name.
- Hot Sauce
French Teddy Bear Names
Parlez-vous français?? If not, no worries, you can still give your child’s bear a French-inspired name that is both classy and cool.
French is known for being a beautiful, romantic language, and their names are no exception. Names like Jacques, Laurent, and Valentin are the perfect pick for a child’s bear. And, as a bonus, having a French name will bring a sense of culture and sophistication.
Pick from one of the French names below, or find your favorite non-name French word and add Monsieur or Mademoiselle to the bear’s name to pump up the French feel.
- Monsieur Bear
Famous Teddy Bear Names
Despite being known for their real-life ferocity and strength, there are countless cuddly, snuggly famous bears in fictional stories and film. From Winnie the Pooh to Baloo from “The Jungle Book,” there’s no shortage of inspiration when looking for famous bears.
There are many ways to choose the best famous bear name. You could look at the bear and decide which famous bear he looks most like, you could just choose your favorite famous bear, or you could even add two of your favorite famous names together.
No matter what name you choose or how you choose it, one of these famous bear names is sure to be a perfect fit for the new teddy bear in your life.
Disney Bear Names
Bear Names From Books & Movies
Care Bear Names
The Original Care Bears
- Bedtime Bear
- Birthday Bear
- Cheer Bear
- Friend Bear
- Funshine Bear
- Good Luck Bear
- Grumpy Bear
- Love-a-Lot Bear
- Tenderheart Bear
- Wish Bear
1980s and 1990s Care Bears
- Baby Hugs Bear
- Baby Tugs Bear
- Champ Bear
- Daydream Bear
- Forest Friend Bear
- Grams Bear
- Harmony Bear
- I Love You Bear
- Perfect Panda
- Polite Panda
- Sea Friend Bear
- Secret Bear
- Share Bear
- Surprise Bear
- Take Care Bear
- True Heart Bear
Care Bears Introduced in the 2000s
- America Cares Bear
- Bashful Heart Bear
- Best Friend Bear
- Do Your Best Bear
- Laugh-a-Lot Bear
- Smart Heart Bear
- Thanks-a-Lot Bear
- Hopeful Heart Bear
- All My Heart Bear
- Amigo Bear
- Heartsong Bear
- Play-a-Lot Bear
- Oopsy Bear
- Shine Bright Bear
- Superstar Bear
- Work of Heart Bear
- Sweet Dreams Bear
- Always There Bear
- Pink Power Bear
- Sweet Sakura Bear
Care Bears Introduced in the 2010s
- Great Giving Bear
- Wonderheart Bear
- Trick-or-Sweet Bear
- Christmas Wishes Bear
- Rainbow Heart Bear
- Piece of Heart Bear
Teddy Bear Names By Gender
Now, obviously, teddy bears don’t actually have genders, but most children will refer to their bears by he or she depending on the bear.
Some bears may have bow ties or top hats, making them feel more like boys, while others may have hair bows or feminine colors, making them feel like girls. But finding a boy or girl name for a bear isn’t as easy as just picking one out of the blue.
When looking for gender-specific teddy bear names, you’ll need to be sure it’s cute enough for a bear, but well suited to a snuggly lady or gentleman.
Male Teddy Bear Names
Female Teddy Bear Names
Species Specific Teddy Bear Names
Teddy bears have come a long way from being brown, neutral, and one just species. In nearly any store, you can find all different species of teddy bears, from polar bears to black bears and everything in between.
Though most of the bear names in the lists above are suitable for nearly any species of teddy bear, there are some names that are perfect for certain species of bears.
The following are names picked especially for different teddy bear species so, no matter the bear’s origins, there’s sure to be a great name on this list.
Polar Bear Names
Panda Bear Names
- Chi Chi
Picking a Teddy Bear Name
Okay, so picking a name for a teddy bear may not be the most important thing you ever do, but it is a pretty significant part of many children’s lives. Since many adults still have at least one of their bears from childhood, the name of a teddy bear may have a longer legacy than you would think.
So, although it’s not a life-altering decision, putting some thought into a great name for a teddy bear is much better than choosing a name that won’t be loved for years to come.
Use the following methods to pick a great, meaningful name for your child’s teddy bear.
Take a Good, Long Look
Inspiration for a cute teddy bear’s name starts with simply taking a good look at them. Point out certain characteristics that set him apart from the other teddy bears. Notice his fur texture, his color, any patterns he may have, and even his shape.
These little things can help to point you in the right direction. During this step, you may find the perfect name. Or, you may want to move on to the next tip to be sure you choose the perfect name.
Consider All the Options
Making a list is the best way to be sure you’ve considered all of your options while naming a teddy bear. Start by writing down every possibility, even the ones that you’ve only considered briefly. Then, start crossing off the names that you know you don’t want.
This will go quickly in the beginning, but as your list gets smaller, narrowing them down may become more difficult. If you end up with a few names that you just can’t choose between, give it a few days and come back, you may be surprised that you knew your favorite all along.
Trust Your Child
As parents, it’s difficult not to push our children one way or another toward the choice we want. If there’s a name you really like, suggest it to your child, but be sure that they have the final say.
If they want to name their bear something that you find silly, don’t interject. While it might seem like a bad choice now, in years to come it will bring back fond memories of when your child was younger.
If All Else Fails, Flip a Coin
If you’re having trouble choosing a name, leave it up to fate. Choose a random way to pick your name, either by picking names from a hat, polling friends and family, or choosing two and flipping a coin to decide.
Just because you use an arbitrary way to find a teddy bear’s name doesn’t make the name any less meaningful.
A Name to Last a Lifetime
No matter how you choose your child’s new teddy bear’s name or what you choose to name it, it is sure to become an important part of your family. Teddy bears not only provide a snuggly bedtime companion, but they also help to expand a child’s imagination through imaginary play and give them comfort in times of stress.
So, whether your child has dozens of stuffed bears or just one special friend, carefully finding a teddy bear’s name is the first step to a lifetime of cuddly happiness.
NOTE: I assembled this list specifically for naming Teddy Bears, but you can really use it to name just about any stuffed animal, from rabbits to kangaroos – you could even use it to name something like a puppet or a Rocking Horse. So, be sure to book mark this page and come back when in need of a cute animal name.
Frequently Asked Questions About Teddy Bears
How Did The Teddy Bear Get Its Name?
Back in the early 1900s, during his presidency, Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear while on a hunting excursion. He was both mocked and celebrated for this. Many comics and articles came out referencing Teddy (Theodore Roosevelt) and the bear he chose not to shoot. This was a spark of inspiration for a husband and wife who owned a toy shop in Brooklyn, New York. After clearing the idea with President Roosevelt, they began making stuffed bears under the name “teddy bears.” Since then, teddy bears have been a staple in nurseries and playrooms around the world.