black-bearGender: Masculine
Origin: Finnish
Meaning: “bear.”

The name comes from the Old Finnish word for bear. Its designated name-day is October 11. In ancient Finnish religion, the term otso was used to conjure the spirit of the bear, it was a sort of euphemisim since you were not allowed to refer to any animal or animal spirit by its true name. It was believed that the bear was related to humanity but had been transformed by the forest centuries ago.

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