WedJun 2

National Bubba Day – June 2, 2021

National Bubba Day is celebrated on June 2 every year. This day honors anyone and everyone named Bubba. This is not an actual name but sort of a nickname or a pet name given to someone as a term of endearment. There are more than 50 million people in the world who are referred to as Bubba.

History of National Bubba Day

Comedian T. Bubba Bechtol founded National Bubba Day to celebrate everyone who is called Bubba. This day was initially observed on May 1. However, soon it was moved over to June 2 to honor his wife.

Bubba is a U.S. Southern slang word for a younger brother, which is mainly given to boys. While this is how it is used in the South, in other parts of the U.S. it is sometimes used as a pejorative for someone with limited education who is rather poor. This day was founded to empower people who are referred to as Bubba and spread positivity for the nickname.

At the same time, in some places, Bubba is also a name for an overweight or a large man. While people use it as a term of endearment, sometimes it is also used as a term of ridicule. National Bubba Day was created to address this. It is all about positivity and it should be seen as a name that shows appreciation.

National Bubba Day timeline

1984
First Mention

T. Bubba Bechtol starts the usage of the nickname ‘Bubba’.

1989
Worldwide Recognition

National Bubba Day is spoken about in countries like India, South Africa, and England.

2013
Official Status

Fans of the day come together to apply for an official holiday status for National Bubba Day.

2020
‘Bubba’ is Widely Used

‘Bubba’ is a common term in colloquial language.

National Bubba Day FAQs

What does Bubba mean in British?

Bubba means brother and it is sometimes used as a term to address a close friend. It is also used as an affectionate form of addressing one’s brother.

Is Bubba a real name?

Bubba is commonly used in American English as a term of endearment. It is mainly used to address boys. It was formed from the word brother. Often Bubba indicates that someone is a little brother.

From where does the word Bubba originate?

‘Bubba’ is the Yiddish word for grandmother. Also, ‘Buba’ is a Hebrew word for little doll and it has been used as an affectionate term for a small grandmother. At the same time, the similar word ‘baba’ is used for ‘grandma’ in Russian and other Slavic languages. Therefore the actual origin of the word is unclear.

How To Celebrate National Bubba Day

  1. Have a Bubba party

    Call everyone you love affectionately by the name ‘Bubba’ and invite them over for a potluck so that all your Bubbas can get to meet each other and make new friends.

  2. Spread it on social media

    For all the Bubba’s out there, you can share your stories on social media. Use the hashtag #NationalBubbaDay to help spread the word.

  3. Send gift cards

    Send over gift cards and show your appreciation for your Bubbas and their contribution to your life.

5 Celebrities Who Go By The Name ‘Bubba’

  1. Emory Nicholas ‘Bubba’ Church

    Emory Nicholas ‘Bubba’ Church was one of the most popular American baseball players, who played for five years in Major League Baseball.

  2. Bill ‘Bubba’ Clinton

    Bill ‘Bubba’ Clinton was one of the most popular American politicians, who was elected as the country’s 42nd president and remained in the presidential office for two terms.

  3. David ‘Bubba’ Brooks, Jr.

    David ‘Bubba’ Brooks, Jr. was one of the most popular American saxophonists, who played jazz music professionally all over the U.S. During World War II and he even served in the U.S. army.

  4. Gerry Lester ‘Bubba’ Watson, Jr.

    Gerry Lester ‘Bubba’ Watson, Jr. is one of the most popular left-handed golfers in the professional circuits, who is a regular at the PGA Tour.

  5. Benjamin Buford ‘Bubba’ Blue

    Benjamin Buford ‘Bubba’ Blue, the fictional character in the film “Forrest Gump” served in the Vietnam War alongside the film’s main character, Forrest Gump.

Why National Bubba Day Is Important

  1. Recognition

    Bubba’s are everywhere — in friend groups and families. This day helps to get that much-needed recognition to all those we lovingly call Bubba.

  2. Awareness

    This day helps to create awareness for Bubbas and their contribution to our lives.

  3. Heartfelt thanks

    This day gives all the Bubbas heartfelt thanks and appreciation for simply existing.

National Bubba Day dates

YearDateDay
2021June 2Wednesday
2022June 2Thursday
2023June 2Friday
2024June 2Sunday
2025June 2Monday