Namesake Day

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When Celebrated

Always the Sunday of Celebrate Your Name Week (first full week of March)


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About the Holiday

Namesake Day is a holiday for learning about the story of how you got your given name and the origin of your surname. Were you named after your parent? Perhaps, one of your aunts or uncles or a friend of the family? Maybe someone famous, or just a name that your parents liked? If you don't know already, today's the day to find out. Use the Internet to research the origin, or the significance, of your last name. Celebrate by having a party with people who have the same name as you.

This holiday is part of the Celebrate Your Name Week (CYNW) which was established in 1997 by onomatology hobbyist Jerry Hill.

Gift Guidelines

  • Membership to
  • Family tree plaque
  • Family scrapbook

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March Info & More Holidays

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