Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.

English

Name Sources Status
polar bear Anage Data, Animal Diversity Web Descriptions, IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Monthly ARKive text import , NCBI Taxonomy, NatureServe resource, Paleobiology Database, Patrick Leary, Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted
white bear NCBI Taxonomy Trusted

Arabic

Name Sources Status
دب أبيض Ahmad Eddeeb Trusted
دب بحري Ahmad Eddeeb Trusted
دب قطبي Ahmad Eddeeb Trusted

Brazilian Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Urso-polar Marcelo Carrion Trusted

Cree

Name Sources Status
Wapusk René Malenfant Trusted

Danish

Name Sources Status
Isbjørn René Malenfant Trusted

Dutch

Name Sources Status
Ijsbeer World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Jääkarhu Kari Pihlaviita Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
ours blanc IUCN Red List, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013, uBio Trusted
Ours polaire IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted

German

Name Sources Status
Eisbär Marcelo Carrion, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Polarbär World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Greek

Name Sources Status
Πολική αρκούδα World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Inuktitut

Name Sources Status
Nanuq René Malenfant Trusted

Inupiaq

Name Sources Status
Nanuk René Malenfant Trusted

Italian

Name Sources Status
Orso bianco Renato Agazzi Trusted

Japanese

Name Sources Status
シロクマ René Malenfant Trusted
ホッキョクグマ René Malenfant Trusted

Lithuanian

Name Sources Status
Baltasis lokys World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Norwegian Bokmål

Name Sources Status
Isbjørn World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Norwegian Nynorsk

Name Sources Status
Isbjørn World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Polish

Name Sources Status
niedźwiedź polarny World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Russian

Name Sources Status
белый медведь World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Slovenian

Name Sources Status
beli medved World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Spanish

Name Sources Status
Oso polar IUCN Red List, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), uBio Trusted

Turkish

Name Sources Status
Kutup ayisi World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Kutup ayısı World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

Ukrainian

Name Sources Status
Білий ведмідь World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted
Ведмідь білий World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Trusted

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