Fun Facts About Names Day

During the Monday of the first full week in March, people celebrate a holiday that is full of fun. This holiday is known as Fun Facts About Names Day, and it’s a day during which people take a closer look at their names and the names of their loved ones.

Every person’s name is steeped in history and tradition, regardless of whether the person actually knows it or not. The fun part is when people are able to connect to their names or find out why they were given a particular name by their parents. It’s also a fun day to learn about the names of celebrities and what those names actually mean.

The History of Fun Facts About Names Day

Likely, people have used names since the invention of language itself, so it’s something that’s deeply rooted in human history. Early names likely had meanings that were associated with a particular person, culture, or tribe.

Over the years, the meanings of these names would change as human languages split off from one another and evolved. Today, most people can trace their first names back to ancient or Medieval societies.

While tracing the history of people’s names can be fun, tracing the history of this holiday certainly was not. Despite doing extensive research on Fun Facts About Names Day, we were unable to find the origins of this holiday.

As we consider it our duty to find the origins of the holidays we cover, we’ll keep trying to uncover who invented it or when it was invented. If we ever determine the origins of this day, we’ll update this section accordingly.

Some Fun Name-Related Facts

We didn’t want to go through this holiday without taking the time to list some of the fun facts that we learned about names. While everyone is researching everything they can about their own names on this holiday, we’re busy finding out a little more general information on the subject of names. The following list is the fruit of our labors; enjoy!

  • Granny Smith apples are named after a real person. Her name was Maria Ann Smith, and yes, she was a grandmother.
  • Almost 63,000 people in the U.S. have names that rhyme.
  • In 2012, the most popular first names in the United Kingdom were Harry, Oliver, and Jack.

Observing Fun Facts About Names Day

Digging deep into the history of your first and last name is the perfect way to observe this holiday. And it’s not very difficult to do so nowadays, considering that there are probably hundreds of different websites that provide detailed information about names.

There are also genealogical websites that people can use to trace their family history. To spread the word about this holiday, people can use the hashtag #FunFactsAboutNamesDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 4 Monday
Next year (2025)
March 3 Monday
Last year (2023)
March 6 Monday
Culture & History, Education & Reading