Of Germanic origin.
Baer is a Limburgish name, a short form of the name Albaer, which in turn is a form of the name Albert.
Limburg is a region which straddles the border between Holland, Belgium and Germany.
Baer is also a short for other Limburgish names that end in “baer”.
Usually derives from the Germanic word element “beraht”, which means “bright”.
It is also a surname, mostly of German origin.
Baer it also from the Middle High German “ber”, meaning bear. It was used as surname for a person who was strong or big as a bear.