It may seem a funny topic to be writing about, but one of the most common themes of questions we get asked here at polarbear-worlds.com is all about polar bear names. People want to know their scientific name, Latin name and even want some ideas on what to name their stuffed polar bear toys! So, we thought we’d group all the information about polar bear names right here.
Polar Bear Scientific Name
The polar bears’ scientific name (also known as the binomial name) is Ursus Maritimus. I guess we all started calling them polar bears because they are bears that live in the (north) polar region.
Polar Bear Latin Name
We often get asked for the Latin name for polar bears too. It’s easy to remember because it’s the same as the scientific name – Ursus Maritimus is the Latin name which is still used today in scientific fields. So, the scientific name, the binomial name and the Latin name are all one and the same: Ursus Maritimus.
A Group Of Polar Bears Is Called
People often want to know what a group of polar bears is called. You may have already read or discovered that they are fairly solitary animals who don’t tend to hang out in groups too often. But, when they do, it’s called a celebration! We love that name! It brings to mind a picture of a group of polar bears having a party or celebration – so it’s easy to remember!
There are some other fun names for groups of other animals, you can read more about them here!
Baby Polar Bear Is Called
Nothing fancy or cute about what baby polar bears are called – cubs! You probably could have guessed that, right? While the name is nothing special, polar bears cubs themselves are adorable!
Good Polar Bear Names
So, what names would make good polar bear names? You could say it would depend on the purpose of your polar bear name – are you naming a stuffed toy? A polar bear you have adopted? A cartoon? Or, do you work at a zoo and get to pick the names of the animals? Whatever your reason for naming a polar bear, we figured it doesn’t really matter what that reason is as long as you find a name you are happy with.
So, we’ve compiled a list of potential polar bear names to get you thinking and inspired when naming your next polar bear. We’re assuming you’re probably naming a stuffed animal, so we’ve called our list “Stuffed Polar Bear Names”, but you can use them to name any polar bear you like!
Stuffed Polar Bear Names
Ursula (Using a bit of the Ursus)
Urma (Ursus Maritimus)
Captain Maritime (Using a bit of the Maritimus)
Auberon (Germanic name that means “Noble or Royal Bear”)
Thalarctos (from Greek, thalasso, meaning sea, and arctos, meaning bear)
Billy Bob Joe
This list could go on and on…..
Try each name out on your stuffed polar bear and see which suits them best!
We’d love to hear from you if you’ve come up with a super cool polar bear name!