National Brock Day – May 18, 2023

National Brock Day is celebrated every May 18. The day is dedicated to honoring and celebrating everyone named Brock. It’s a predominantly masculine name but some female Brocks are out there. This name is of English origin and means ‘badger,’ and it’s also present in Scotland and Scandinavian countries. Initially, Brock was an English last name for mischievous individuals. The most popular Brock is American pro wrestler and mixed martial arts champion Brock Lesnar.

History of National Brock Day

Very few names scream masculinity as much as Brock does. It’s conventionally a male name, and it’s pretty rare to find a woman called Brock. The name ranked in the top 200 to 300 popular boys’ names from 1975 to 2014 and has since declined slightly in use. It’s now the 1,384th most popular name in the United States, with an estimated population of 20,184. Brock isn’t associated with a religion, so it’s not widely used. It’s most prevalent in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.

According to the U.S. Social Security Administration (S.S.A.), there are 6.33 persons named Brock for every 100,000 Americans, and the name is used as a last name 78% of the time. This shows that Brock isn’t a very popular name in America.

Brock is mainly used by White males, accounting for 81.4% of people with the name. In comparison, Black males take about 13.1%, Hispanics 2.3%, Asians or Pacific Islanders 1.0%, mixed races 1.4%, and American Indians or Alaskan Natives take 0.7%. You’re more likely to run into someone named Brock in North Dakota, where there are approximately 47.85 of them for every 100,000 people. However, California has the largest concentration of Brocks, with 1,390 residents bearing the name.

National Brock Day timeline

1977
Brock Lesnar is Born

The famous American pro wrestler and mixed martial artist Lesnar is born.

2000
The N.C.A.A. Championship

Lesnar wins the National Collegiate Athletic Association (N.C.A.A.) Division I heavyweight wrestling championship.

2002
His W.W.F. Debut

Lesnar makes his World Wrestling Federation (W.W.F) — later the World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., (W.W.E.) — debut and wins two major titles.

2008
His U.F.C. Debut

Lesnar has his first fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (U.F.C.) and wins the heavyweight championship after four matches.

National Brock Day FAQs

What is Brock Lesnar’s middle name?

His full name is Brock Edward Lesnar.

How much is Brock Lesnar worth?

Lesnar’s net worth is $25 million.

Who did Brock Lesnar beat for the U.F.C. title?

Lesnar defeated Randy Couture at U.F.C. 91 to claim the U.F.C. Heavyweight Championship.

National Brock Day Activities

  1. Greet a Brock

    Celebrate the day by wishing everyone named Brock a festive day. A genuine greeting from you can go a long way for someone else.

  2. Befriend a Brock

    Become friends with someone named Brock. Social media has made this easy, so it shouldn’t be too difficult.

  3. Spread the word

    Tell your friends about National Brock Day and invite them to celebrate with you. The more people that know about the day, the better the festivities will be.

5 Facts About Brock Lesnar

  1. He joined the N.F.L.

    After leaving the W.W.E., Lesnar had a short stint playing professional football with the National Football League (N.F.L.)’s Minnesota Vikings.

  2. He wrestled in Japan

    During his time away from W.W.E., he wrestled in Japan and became a champion.

  3. He’s the youngest W.W.E. champion

    Lesnar, then 25, won the championship against Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in 2002.

  4. He’s a talented wrestler

    He won multiple amateur wrestling titles before going pro.

  5. He has four kids

    Lesnar has three sons and one daughter.

Why We Love National Brock Day

  1. It highlights the name

    Celebrating National Brock Day brings the name into the spotlight. We may even help some parents find a name for their future kids.

  2. It educates people about the name

    On this day, people get to know more about the name. We want to share Brock’s origin, history, and other interesting facts.

  3. It’s an excellent excuse to make new friends

    There’s no better day to make a new friend named Brock. After all, you can never have too many friends.

National Brock Day dates

YearDateDay
2023May 18Thursday
2024May 18Saturday
2025May 18Sunday
2026May 18Monday
2027May 18Tuesday

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