The cub was presented at the zoo with a sign that said, "Hello, my name is Humphrey." More than 14,000 people participated in choosing the name. The other names on the list were James, Lorek, Orson, Searik and Stirling.
Humphrey also has a last name that was not up for debate. His last name is "Piujuq" (Piu), meaning "good and nice."