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.


Name Sources Status
Giant Polar bear uBio Unknown
Labrador polar bear uBio Unknown
polar bear Jeff Holmes, 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, uBio Trusted
Sea Bear Deniz Martinez Untrusted
white bear NCBI Taxonomy Trusted


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

Brazilian Portuguese

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Urso-polar Marcelo Carrion Trusted


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Wapusk René Malenfant Trusted


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Isbjørn René Malenfant Trusted


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Ijsbeer uBio Unknown


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Jääkarhu Kari Pihlaviita Trusted


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


Name Sources Status
Eisbär Marcelo Carrion Trusted


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Nanuq René Malenfant Trusted


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Nanuk René Malenfant Trusted


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Orso bianco Renato Agazzi Trusted


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


Name Sources Status
Oso polar IUCN Red List, uBio Trusted


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