Discover What Your Name Means Day

Discover What Your Name Means Day is observed next on Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 (287 days from today).

How many days until Discover What Your Name Means Day?

Discover What Your Name Means Day is celebrated on Wednesday of the first week of March every year. It's a day to learn the meaning of your name and the names of others. Dates can also be used to give your name its own meaning, a date that reflects who you are.

History of Discover What Your Name Means Day

There are many sources, online and other, about names and naming. To discover the meaning of the name, possibly yours, consider any of the available sources on the subject. Try this too: Give your name a meaning that reflects who you are. Make your definition unique to you; Decide for yourself what your own name means!

Discover What Your Name Means Day is a part of Celebrate Your Name Week created by American Jerry Hill in 1997. Its purpose is to spread people to celebrate and appreciate their unique names.

Types of Names

Name is used for the identification of people, places and things. A person is identified by their first or full name, and this usually consists of at least two words including given name or first name, and last name or surname.

Their purpose or surname is to indicate that the person belongs to a particular family or clan. In many cultures, people are identified by a unique name.

Tracing History

Because of different naming rules around the world, although a person's name is not unique, it can tell a lot about that person's heritage and family history. For example, many societies around the world use initials - at least part of a person's name comes from the father's family.

By tracing the sequence of shared names back, one can find, if records exist, a great deal about a person's ancestry. Similarly, some cultures follow a matrilineal tradition where part of a person's name comes from the maternal side of the family.

How to celebrate Discover What Your Name Means Day

The best way to celebrate Discover What Your Name Means Day is learning the meaning of your name. You can find to study the history and meaning of both your first and last names, as well as the names of others. You can also come up with a meaning for your name to reflect who you are.

Observed

Discover What Your Name Means Day has been observed Wednesday of the first full week in March.

Dates

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

Wednesday, March 5th, 2025

Founded by

Jerry Hill in 1997

Also on Wednesday, March 8th, 2023

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