Names for Teddy Bears

Contributor: Alison Jean Thomas
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Alison holds a degree in Drama and Theatre Arts plus a TEFL Certificate. She is also a teacher trainer in her local primary school. She has vast experience in education, having worked with young people ranging from pre-school to university undergraduates.

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Whether you go for quaint or quirky, tender or tough, the best teddy bear names reflect the bear itself. Choosing good teddy bear names can be difficult, but you need to really examine your bear. Are they an old-fashioned fellow? Do they need a name with a more modern twist? Maybe a cute teddy bear name is a better option. Asking questions about your bear and examining their looks can help you find a unique name. Consider the following list of teddy bear names to inspire your choices.

Old-Fashioned Names for a Bear

If your bear is an old-fashioned kind of bear or an antique teddy bear, consider a traditional name worthy of his or her distinguished look. Popular names for stuffed bears include:

  • Abigail
  • Albert
  • Alfred
  • Archibald
  • Boris
  • Clancy
  • Clarabelle
  • Daniel
  • Edward
  • Elizabeth
  • Eloise
  • Erma
  • Fred
  • Grace
  • Herman
  • Katherine
  • Margaret
  • Napoleon
  • Ophelia
  • Penelope
  • Roosevelt
  • Rosemary
  • William

These names all have a royal ring, so if you are naming a dignified bear, give them some consideration.

Famous Teddy Bear Names

Sometimes your child's bear will already have a name because it is modeled on a famous bear, a character from a book, film or cartoon.


Originally, Baloo was a character from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. He has become popular with modern audiences through his portrayal in the Disney film.

Paddington Bear

Although Paddington is a Peruvian bear, he is a well-loved character from English literature. The first book of the Paddington series was A Bear Called Paddington, published in 1958. He is so important, a film was made about him in 2014.

Winnie the Pooh

A.A. Milne was the creator of this charming character. The most well-known of the books are Winnie-the-Pooh, and House at Pooh Corner. Today, this famous bear is instantly recognizable due to the Disney cartoon and widespread Winnie-the-Pooh merchandise.

Yogi Bear

Yogi, a brown bear, is a cartoon character who has had a long media career. Yogi Bear has starred in a television series, films, and broadcasts. Children recognize him by his unique voice and many catchphrases.

Care Bears

A famous TV show for children, the Care Bears originated as greeting card figures in 1981 and became a popular cartoon series. These colorful bears have a variety of different names, depending on the symbol on their tummy. Just a few Care Bears are:

  • Bashful Heart
  • Baby Hugs
  • Bedtime
  • Best Friend
  • Brave Heart
  • Cheer
  • Daydream
  • Do Your Best
  • Funshine
  • Good Luck
  • Hopeful Heart
  • Secret
  • Share
  • Smart Heart
  • Surprise
  • Take Care
  • Tender Heart
  • Wish

Teddy Bear Names for a Boy

Many bears on the market today have clothes that indicate a gender. Choose a name to match your boy Teddy. Here are just a few considerations:

  • Beary Potter
  • Bertie

  • Benjy

  • Biff

  • Billy

  • Bim-Bim

  • Bobby
  • Bruno
  • Buttons
  • Buddy
  • Coco
  • Dusty
  • Flubber
  • Fuzzy Wuzzy
  • Heathcliff
  • Johnny
  • Jupiter
  • Mr. Bear
  • Mr. Brown
  • Scout
  • Scooter

Names for a Girl Teddy Bear

Maybe your teddy has a bow and a pink tutu. This little fluff ball needs a great name to fit her sparkling personality. Just a few girly names are:

  • Beauty
  • Beatrix
  • Bella
  • Bessy
  • Bridget
  • Buttercup
  • Caramel
  • Glitter
  • Honey
  • Kisses
  • Lovebug
  • Maggie
  • Magpie
  • Rain
  • Rainbow
  • Skylar
  • Snuggly Bear
  • Sparkles
  • Sugar
  • Sunny
  • Twinkle

Gender Neutral Names

Sometimes you have a bear that just needs a good name. It doesn't have to be a boy or girl name. In these instances, maybe you can look at different characteristics in your bear to find the perfect name. Try these suggestions:

  • Champ
  • Chip
  • Chubs
  • Chunk
  • Fluffy
  • Grumps
  • Grizzlee
  • Hot Sauce
  • Penny
  • Racer
  • Salsa
  • Sky
  • Snuggles
  • Stitches

Species-Specific Names

If the bear is of a recognizable species, you can choose a name that suits its species. Perhaps the favorites are polar bears and pandas.

Fun Names for Polar Bears

If you have a white stuffed polar bear, you might try wintery names like:

  • Blizzard
  • Flurry
  • Nanuq
  • Sasha
  • Shiver
  • Snowbell
  • Snowflake
  • Snowy
  • Tundra
  • Urso
  • White
  • Winter

Cute Panda Bear Names

For panda bears, you typically think more warm thoughts. Some name ideas include:

  • Bamboo
  • Chi Chi
  • China
  • Ming-Ming
  • Oreo
  • Panda
  • Pansy
  • Patches
  • Pebbles
  • Pepper
  • Rocky
  • Spots

So Many Choices

There is an infinite number of names from which to pick, and many bears on the market waiting to be named. Encourage your child to take his time in choosing. His bear will be around a long time. Find how to make your own teddy bears on LTK through teddy patterns.

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