National Case Day – December 27, 2022

National Case Day, marked every year on December 27, is a day to appreciate those who share the name Case. This uncomplicated name, usually given to boys, is a medieval English name that has Anglo-French roots. It may have come from the word ‘case,’ which means ‘container.’

History of National Case Day

The name Case can be used both as a given name and as a surname. In medieval England, a ‘cas(s)e’ was used to describe a maker of boxes. The word itself came from the Latin ‘capsa,’ which means ‘box.’ The last names ‘Case’ and ‘Casemaker’ were given to people who had those jobs. It was a way to identify citizens for taxation after the ‘Norman Conquest’ and the arrival of the ‘Domesday Book.’

The first appearance of the given name Case in America was in the year 1959. During that time, it was given to five newborn babies. It seems the name didn’t fare too well afterward. It first made its debut on the American Top 100 list of male names in 2006. It did climb out of the lowest depths of usage, but it was still nowhere near as heavily used as more well-known names. As reported in the 2017 Security Administration data, it wasn’t a very popular boy’s name in California. There were only 13 babies given that name in the whole state and only 440 in the whole of the U.S. in that same year. From 1959 to 2018, Case was registered only 6,963 times in the S.S.A. database. If we use the U.N. World Population Prospects for 2019, there would be enough Cases to fill the French territories of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, which have an estimated population of 6,375.

National Case Day timeline

1880
Case Broderick Joins the Senate

The U.S. lawyer Case Broderick is elected for his first term in the Kansas Senate.

1998
Case Ootes Becomes Deputy Mayor

Case Ootes is appointed deputy mayor of the amalgamated city of Toronto, a position he would hold until 2003.

2002
The Grammy Award Nominee

Case, an American R&B singer, and songwriter, is nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his song ‘Missing You.’

2015
The Football Awardee

Stephen “Case” Cookus receives the Jerry Rice Award and the STATS FCS Freshman Player of the Year, both of which are given to the most outstanding freshman player in the N.C.A.A. Division I Football Championship Subdivision.

National Case Day FAQs

Is Case a nickname?

It’s usually a nickname for the boys named Casey or Casen. It’s also sometimes used as a shortcut for the girl’s name Cassandra.

Are there any famous women named Case?

There have been notable women in the U.S., such as Cassandra Pickett Durham, who became the first woman in the state of Georgia to earn a medical degree, and Cassie Ventura, an American singer, songwriter, and model. They may have been called ‘Case’ as a nickname some time in their lives but neither has been known to the public as simply ‘Case.’

How do you pronounce Case?

It rhymes with ‘Kayse.’ Pronouncing it is as simple as the name itself!

National Case Day Activities

  1. Share a case of drinks

    Buy a case of a beverage of your choice and hand it out to people you meet during the day. Whether it’s soda, juice, or beer, it’s a perfect day to pass around a little joy.

  2. Make a Case playlist

    Gather some songs by this great artist and play them on loop. His R&B hits will surely put you in a great mood.

  3. Replace all your old cases

    Mobile phones, eyeglasses, and cameras are just some of the items that need protective cases. Change existing ones that are scratched or purchase new ones to help keep them safe from wear and tear.

5 Famous People Called Case

  1. Case Woodard

    This American songwriter, singer, record producer, and actor is known for such hits as “Touch Me, Tease Me,” “The Best Man I Can Be,” and “Missing You.”

  2. Stephen Case Cookus

    This professional American football quarterback plays for the Philadelphia Stars.

  3. Case Broderick

    This member of Congress represented the state of Kansas.

  4. Casey Austin Keenum

    This quarterback plays for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League.

  5. Case Ootes

    He is a business executive turned politician; the former city councilor for Ward 29 Toronto-Danforth.

Why We Love National Case Day

  1. He was a robot in the movie “Interstellar”

    Case was one of the four former U.S. Marine surplus robots. His main purpose was the operation and maintenance of the ship ‘Endurance’ in the absence of the human crew.

  2. It’s a unique name

    According to statistics, there are not many individuals in the world with this given name. Those who are can revel in being part of an exclusive group.

  3. It functions both as a given name and a surname

    It’s versatile enough to be used as a given name or surname. Either way, it’s an uncommon name that’s sure to stand out for its simplicity.

National Case Day dates

YearDateDay
2022December 27Tuesday
2023December 27Wednesday
2024December 27Friday
2025December 27Saturday
2026December 27Sunday

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