Fun Facts About Names Day

Fun Facts About Names Day is observed next on Monday, March 3rd, 2025 (284 days from today).

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Fun Facts about Names Day is celebrated on the first Monday of every March. It is an exciting holiday celebrated to encourage people to learn about the historical significance of their names and the names of their friends and family. Your name is who you are or you want to be. And if you happen to find your name funny or silly, today is the day to change your name. There are a lot of interesting facts behind your name. Indonesians sometimes change their name if they are seriously ill or in trouble. They hope the change will confound the evil spirits that caused the problems in the first place. In some cultures, older people will think of a new name because it will strengthen them or restore youth.

History of Fun Facts about Names Day

Without a doubt, the way names have evolved is an extremely interesting topic, once you start learning about it. Different generations will often have different names, some more famous than others, and many created according to the trends of the times.

Perhaps you or members of your family were named after a famous movie star or a character from your parents' favorite book.

And it's not just your first name you might consider they even have a lot of history behind them. For many, their surname originally comes from their ancestral occupation for others, due to the union of a couple's surname at some point in time.

You may find after your consideration that your surname will show your ancestors in the other side of the world. Maybe you have royalty in your blood, or maybe even some important historical figure. Today is the day to find out!

The purpose of Fun Facts about Name Day may be to know the behind meaning of a person's name and to have fun. This holiday belongs to Celebrate Your Name Week (CYNW) which is founded in 1997 by onomologist Jerry Hill. Jerry Hill created this day to share his interest in plastics, research into the origin and usage of proper names. There are other six days which are similar to Fun Facts about Names Day including Namesake Day, Discover What Your Name Means Day, Nametag Day, Middle Name Pride Day and Descendants Day.

Celebrating Fun Facts about Names Day

Join Fun Facts about Names Day and learn the history behind your name and ask your parents why they named you that. You may also discover new interesting things about your name, and that can make you happy and proud to have it. On Fun Facts about Names Day, look up the celebrities you've shared your name with. Moreover, you can read about the history of other names you were inspired by. Do not forget to post photos and share your thoughts on social media about Fun Facts about Names Day using the hashtag #FunFactsAboutNamesDay.


Fun Facts About Names Day has been observed Monday of the first full week in March.


Monday, March 6th, 2023

Monday, March 4th, 2024

Monday, March 3rd, 2025

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Founded by

Jerry Hill in 1997

Also on Monday, March 3rd, 2025

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