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National Mitchell Day – June 9, 2023

National Mitchell Day is celebrated on June 9 every year. Mitchell is a surname that has been used as a given name in the U.S. since at least the 19th Century. Mitchell was a reasonably common boy’s name during the 20th Century, but his popularity peaked in the 1990s — for 10 years, from 1988 to 1997, Mitchell was a Top 100 most popular boy’s name. Over 5,000 baby boys were given the name in 1994, which may not seem like a large number, but it is a significant quantity in comparison. The popularity of the name has declined significantly as we have entered the 21st Century. In the last decade, Mitchell has dropped over 300 ranks on the male naming lists, taking him from popular to unused and hardly fashionable.

History of National Mitchell Day

Mitchell is a shortened form of the English and Scottish surname Mitchell, derived from a medieval nickname for Michael based on the Norman pronunciation of the French Michel. The surname was spelled ‘Michel’ for the first time in the early 13th Century. Michael, of course, is derived from the Hebrew ‘mikha’el,’ which translates as ‘Who is like God?’ One could think it’s strange to have a first name that begs the question. The inquiry, however, is regarded to be rhetorical. The implication is clear: no one compares to God. As a result, Michael’s name is frequently translated as ‘humble.’

Michael was one of the archangels that stood near to God and carried out His judgments, as well as a guardian of the ancient Hebrews, according to the Bible. Michael was the leading commander of the angels who fought and defeated the dragon, causing him to fall from heaven. As a result, he became a patron saint of soldiers and a symbol of the Church Militant. Michael rose to prominence during the Crusades, Christian holy wars against Muslims for the Holy Land, when western Europeans considered themselves warriors of God. By its translated meaning, the name Michael evokes a sense of power, courage, and strength, but it is also a sign of humility represented very simply by one question mark.

Mitchell’s name has had the most success in Australia of any English-speaking country. Every year, slightly over 700 infant boys are given the name. We like the concept of using Mitchell as a modern spin on Michael, the father’s name. Mitchell is more modern and trendy than the old standby Michael. Mitchell, on the other hand, has been around for generations. Mitchell is a sweet name that transitions well into maturity, while Mitch is a manly, strong-sounding pet version. We’re delighted his modern days are over. Mitchell is, therefore, a unique choice for today’s parents.

National Mitchell Day timeline

1900
The Award-Winning Author is Born

In 1936, Margaret Mitchell wrote ‘Gone with the Wind’ which sold one million copies in its first six months, and won Mitchell a Pulitzer Prize in 1937.

1994
Mitchell Whitfield Appears On ‘Friends’

Whitfield appeared in numerous episodes of "Friends" as Dr. Barry Farber, Rachel Green's ex-fiancé and orthodontist.

February 21, 2017
Mitchell Kupchak Fired as The Lakers Manager

Kupchak is sacked as the Lakers' general manager and later, named as the Charlotte Hornets' president of basketball operations and general manager.

March 4, 2022
Mitchell Ryan Passes Away

Mitchell Ryan an American film, television, and stage actor dies at 88.

National Mitchell Day FAQs

What is the Mitchell process?

It is a technique for relaxing the entire body or specific areas and is used to relax and lessen muscular tension caused by stress.

What does Mitchell company do?

Mitchell International, Inc., based in San Diego, California, develops software for the automotive industry that aids in the processing of collision and medical claims, parts and labor estimates, and glass replacement bids.

Is Mitchell a good name?

Mitchell is a sweet name that grows well into maturity, and Mitch is a strong-sounding male pet version.

National Mitchell Day Activities

  1. Buy yourself a gift

    For anyone called Mitchell, today is like a second birthday so do something special. You could spend a bit and get yourself that item you have been longing for.

  2. Change your name for a day

    Change your name to Mitchell in a day for fun. Wherever you go, let people know your name is Mitchel within 24 hours.

  3. Put Mitchell on your cup of coffee

    Come to your favorite coffee shop and order the coffee you like. But, tell the barista to write Mitchell's name instead of your name on the cup. Please take a picture of it and post it on your social media.

5 Facts About Mitchell

  1. Mitchell known as Corn Palace

    Mitchell in the U.S. state of South Dakota is famous for housing the World's Only Corn Palace.

  2. Name still well ranked in the U.S.

    Mitchell is the 44th most popular surname in the U.S.

  3. The name’s part of a British soap

    In the popular U.K. T.V. show "EastEnders," the Mitchell family is a fictitious family.

  4. Name still well ranked in Scotland

    Mitchell is the 15th most common surname in Scotland.

  5. It has a female version

    Michaela is the female version of Mitchell.

Why We Love National Mitchell Day

  1. We celebrate innovative people

    Mitchells are typically innovative, creative, and clever. They have a great imagination and are not afraid to make mistakes as they feel it can lead to many new opportunities

  2. It reminds us to be ambitious

    Because Mitchells are thought to be ambitious, this day inspires us to also be as focused on our goals. Mitchells not only have the will to succeed, but they also have the drive and we also admire their persistence to achieve.

  3. We value independent characters

    People with independent characteristics have a strong desire to be their own person and they are likely to stand up for themselves. Mitchells tend to resist conformity and we value that character trait.

National Mitchell Day dates

YearDateDay
2023June 9Friday
2024June 9Sunday
2025June 9Monday
2026June 9Tuesday
2027June 9Wednesday

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