BEAR

American Surname Summary Data for BEAR

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,672 4278 0.003 28
United States (1880 census) 4,457 1395 0.009 89
Change since 1880 +3215 -2883 -0.006 -61
Other Countries
Australia 451 3531 0.003 28
United Kingdom 524 8549 0.001 11

Top States for BEAR by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 617 4696 0.002 18
Pennsylvania 613 2485 0.005 50
Texas 461 4620 0.002 22
Ohio 446 3175 0.004 39
Florida 408 4946 0.003 26
Top States for BEAR by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 270 210 0.036 358
North Dakota 137 526 0.021 213
Montana 133 780 0.015 147
Alaska 73 1063 0.012 116
Wyoming 48 1226 0.010 97

Notes
  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called BEAR live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BEAR represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BEAR in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BEAR by picking someone at random in South Dakota than anywhere else.

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BEAR.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

The most likely matches are shown first.

BEARE
BEER
BEARD
BAIR
BOOR
BYER
BEERE
BOWER
BURR
BAER
BEAVER
BEAR
KEAR
BARER
BORROW
BAURER
SEAR
BORER
BOYER
BREYER
BREWER
BEERY
VEAR
BARROW
BURRY
BARRY
BURROW
BUBIER
NEAR
FEAR
PEAR
BURY
BRYER
BEAL
REAR
BERRY
BOWYER
BOWERY
WEAR
BRAY
BEAM
DEAR
LEAR
BEYER
BRIER
BROWER
BEERS
BREW
BREE
BABER

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Common Misspellings and Typos

The following words are slight variants of BEAR that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.

BAER BERA EBAR BEA BEAA BEARA BEARE BEARI BEARO