There are many stories of how Fozzie Bear got his name.
It's sometimes thought that Fozzie Bear was named after his performer, Frank Oz. Other sources generally say he was named in honor of master puppet-builder Faz Fazakas. Frank Oz has claimed the name Fozzie Bear is a variant off of "fuzzy bear." Other sources claim that Fozzie was originally going to be called "Ozzie Bear"; however when there were potential legal problems with the name "Ozzie," it was changed to Fozzie. The true origins of Fozzie's name are unknown.