Unique Names Day

Celebrated on the Tuesday of the first full week in March, this holiday is known as Unique Name Day, and it’s dedicated to people with rare or unusual names. It’s also a holiday for people who have names that are often mispronounced throughout the year.

This is a great day for people to get together and enjoy the uniqueness of their names and share it with other people around the world using the Internet. No matter how you celebrate this holiday, one thing is for sure: we’re all going to be learning a lot more about names than we knew before.

The History of Unique Name Day

This holiday was created by onomatology hobbyist Jerry Hill in 1997. He created this holiday around the same time that he invented Name Tag Day—a holiday that’s also observed during this week but is observed on Thursday instead of Tuesday.

He created this holiday to get people enthused about unique names and/or to share their unusual names with other people. It’s been observed by people all over the world ever since, although we have to admit that this holiday isn’t as popular as it could be and is really only observed by people who have a passion for names.

Observing Unique Name Day

There are a number of ways that people can celebrate this holiday. They can throw a party and invite people with unusual names to it. They can make up their own names or research the origins of their first or last names.

People can also spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #UniqueNameDay on social media. All of these are great ways to celebrate this holiday and learn more about the strange names around us.

When is it?
This year (2024)
March 5 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
March 4 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
March 7 Tuesday
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