Mama Bear

Meaning of Mama Bear: A nickname for a woman who is fiercely protective of her family or loved ones, like a mother bear protecting her cubs.

Literal Meaning of Mama Bear: Literally, Mama Bear refers to the protective and nurturing instincts associated with a mother bear.

Popularity: Moderate.

Origin: English (from the imagery of a mother bear fiercely protecting her young).


Emily: Did you see how Sarah defended her kids at the school meeting?

Liam: Yeah, she’s a real Mama Bear.

Emily: No one messes with her family!

Related Nicknames: Protective Mom, Bear, Protector, Guardian, Strong Mom.