Animals, Bears/Bear cubs, Black/Dark, Color, D names, Female, Gaelic, Irish, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Darcy

Darcy is a unisex given name which comes from a surname with two origins and meanings. The first is that it's derived from Norman French d'Arcy, a locational surname meaning "from Arcy". Arcy is of uncertain meaning though it could be linked to Gaulish artio meaning "bear" with the locative suffix -acum (settlement) so the name means "bear settlement". Darcy is… Continue reading Darcy

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Animals, Bears/Bear cubs, H names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Humphrey

Humphrey is an English male name meaning either "peaceful warrior" or "peaceful bear cub", made up from Germanic elements hun (warrior, bear cub) and frid (peace). Humphrey is also an English surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Humphry (English) Hunfrid (Ancient Germanic) Onfroi (Medieval French) Hunfrith (Anglo-Saxon)  

Animals, Bears/Bear cubs, Female, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, U names

Ursula

Ursula is a female given name meaning "little bear". It is the diminutive of Latin Ursa meaning "female bear" or "she-bear", the feminine form of ursus (bear) from Proto-Italiac *orssos (bear) which derives from PIE *h₂ŕ̥tḱos (bear). Nicknames: Ursel (German), Ulla (German), Uschi (German), Urška (Slovene), Ula (Polish) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Ursa (Latin) Urszula (Polish) Úrsula (Portuguese, Spanish) Uršula (Slovene) Orsola (Italian) Orsolina (Italian)… Continue reading Ursula

Ancient Germanic, Animals, Aramaic, Bears/Bear cubs, E names, Female, Hebrew, Male, Place names, Proto-Germanic, Sumerian, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Eden

Eden is the name of the biblical garden where Adam and Eve came from before being expelled, becoming synonomous with paradise and anyplace that is fertile and utnouched. Although I've seen it listed as meaning "place of paradise" from Hebrew, it could perhaps be derived from an older source, Sumerian edin meaning "steppe" or "plain".… Continue reading Eden

A names, Ancient Greek, Animals, Bears/Bear cubs, Greek, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Place names, Virtues/Attributes

Arkady

Arkady is a variant transcription of Arkadiy, the Russian form of Arkadios, an Ancient Greek name meaning "of Arcadia", originally used to refer to someone who came from the region of Arcadia. The name received its name from Arcas, king of Arcadia and the son of the Greek god Zeus and the nymph Callisto, who was turned into a bear either by an angry Hera or by Zeus in an… Continue reading Arkady

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Artigal

Artigal is a very unusual name. From what I could find, it could be a variant spelling of Artegal, itself an anglicized form of Ardghal, an Irish male name meaning "high valor" from Old Irish ard (high) from Proto-Celtic *ardwos derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erHdʰ- (high; to grow); and gal (valor, fury) via Proto-Celtic *galā (might, ability). Artegal (Arthegall) is also the name of a knight… Continue reading Artigal

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Hannibal

Hannibal is the name of a famous Carthaginian general who is considered one of the greatest military generals in history and caused the Ancient Romans great fear. His name comes from Phoenician haan (grace) combined with the name Ba'al meaning "grace of Ba'al", Ba'al being the name of the chief god of the Phoenician pantheon which means "lord, husband". Hannibal… Continue reading Hannibal

A names, Animals, Arthurian legends & myths, Bears/Bear cubs, Celtic, Male, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Arthur

Arthur is the name of the legendary king of the Arthurian legends, the king of the Britons who defended against Saxon invaders. The meaning behind the name is unknown though it has often been linked to Celtic *artos meaning "bear" combined with rīxs meaning "king" meaning "bear king" or gwr (man) meaning "bear man". The name may also be related to Artorius,… Continue reading Arthur

Animals, B names, Bears/Bear cubs, Female, German/Germanic, Greek, Male, Nickname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Bernie

Bernie is a nickname for names like Bernard, a Germanic male name meaning "brave bear" or "hardy bear" from Germanic elements bern (bear) and hard (brave, hardy); Bernadette and Bernardine, both feminine forms of Bernard; and Bernice, a variant spelling of Berenice, which is the Latinized form of Macedonian Berenike from Greek Pherenike meaning “bringing victory” or “bringer of victory” from Greek elements pheros (to bring) and nike (victory). Origin: Germanic, Greek Variants: Berny (English)… Continue reading Bernie

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Artemis

Artemis is the Greek goddess of the hunt, wild animals, childbirth, and fertility, as well as a protecteress of young girls. A huntress who is often depicted with a bow and arrow, Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin sister of Apollo. Some versions of the myth say Artemis was born… Continue reading Artemis

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Ula

Ula is a diminutive of Urszula, the Polish form of Ursula meaning "little bear", itself a diminutive of ursa meaning "she-bear". It could also be a short form of Ulalume, the name of a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe which seems to have been based on Latin ululare meaning "to wail" or lumen meaning "light". An ula is also a poetic device used… Continue reading Ula

Ancient Germanic, Animals, Battle/War, Bears/Bear cubs, German/Germanic, Male, Surname names, U names, Virtues/Attributes

Umberto

Umberto is the Italian form of Humbert, a Germanic name meaning "bright warrior" or "bright bear cub" from Germanic elements hun (warrior, bear cub) and beraht (bright). I've also seen the first element of the name hun as being connected to the Huns, a nomadic tribe who came from somewhere between the Caucasus and Central Asia. Humbert is also a surname originating… Continue reading Umberto

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Teddy

Origin: Greek, Old English Meaning: Teddy is often used as a nickname for Theodore, a masculine name derived from Greek Theodoros meaning "gift of God" or "God's gift" from Greek elements theos (God) and doron (gift). Teddy could also be a nickname for Theodora, the feminine form of Theodore, making it a unisex name. It's also been used as a nickname… Continue reading Teddy