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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.