National Travis Day falls on December 6 to celebrate and appreciate all Travises worldwide. The name Travis is mainly an English male given name; however, it has French roots. It’s derived from the word traverser, which means to cross. The name was given to toll collectors whose job was to collect tolls from bridge users. Travis was typically used as a surname, but it is mostly a given name nowadays. There are many notable people with Travis as their given name. To all Travises, it’s time to celebrate your special day.
History of National Travis Day
National Travis Day is celebrated on December 6 to celebrate everyone worldwide who shares the name. There are numerous notable people with the name Travis and fictional characters in movies, series, and novels. One of the famous fictional characters who share the name is Travis Bickle, a protagonist in the 1976 movie “Taxi Driver,” portrayed by Robert De Niro. Robert De Niro received an Oscar nomination for his performance as Travis Bickle.
Originating from French, the name Travis is derived from the word traverser, meaning to cross. At the time, the name Travis described particular people whose job was to collect tolls from those passing through a gate or crossing a river or bridge. It is said to have first appeared as the surname Travers in England during the medieval period in the 12th century. Particularly in the U.S., it is now a given male name. Since 1880, naming trends in the U.S. have been monitored. The 1970s and 1980s saw a peak in the popularity of the name Travis.
Travis Banton, a renowned Hollywood costume designer of the golden age, Travis Barker, an American drummer for the rock band Blink-182 and the husband of Kourtney Kardashian, and William Barret “Buck” Travis, a 19th-century American lawyer and soldier are among the most notable Travis’ in the U.S. Also, Travis County and Travis Park in Texas were named after William B. Travis since he was the commander of the Republic of Texas at the Battle of the Alamo. So, Travises in the U.S. must be proud that there is a county and a park that shares their name.
National Travis Day timeline
William Barret "Buck" Travis is born in Saluda County, South Carolina.
Travis Banton moves to Hollywood when Paramount hires him to create costumes for their first movie "The Dressmaker from Paris."
The movie “Taxi Driver” is released, starring Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle.
Travis Landon Barker joins Blink-182 after leaving his first band, The Aquabats.
National Travis Day FAQs
Is Travis a biblical name?
Travis is not a biblical name, but the name is said to be popular in the Christian religion.
What is Travis in Irish?
The Irish equivalent of Travis is ‘Trasnáil.’
What does Travis mean in Latin?
As a Latin boy name, Travis means “a collector of toll.”
National Travis Day Activities
Spread the word
Some Travises may not know about the day. So, share the information about National Travis Day so that more Travises can celebrate this special day.
Gather with Travises
If you are a Travis, you may want to gather with other Travises to celebrate your national day. Create an invitation on your social media and meet up with Travises living nearby your location.
Talk about the name
While gathering with your fellow Travises, the meaning behind the name can be a topic of discussion. Knowing each other's namesake stories can be fascinating.
5 Notable People Who Share The Name Travis
Travis Beacham is best known for writing and co-writing the movies “Dog Days of Summer” (2005), “Pacific Rim” (2013), and “Clash of the Titans” (2010).
Travis Scott is the stage name of Jacques Bermon Webster II, an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
James Travis Tritt is an American actor, singer, and composer specializing in country music, winning two Grammys for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.
Travis Walton, an American forestry worker, is said to have had an alien abduction experience by a U.F.O. on November 5, 1975.
Travis Haley, known as Lexxi Foxx, was a former rock band Steel Panther bassist.
Why We Love National Travis Day
It celebrates Travises
National Travis Day honors and recognizes all Travises worldwide. The name Travis was most popular in the U.S. throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
It allows us to connect
National Travis Day is a chance to connect with people who share the name. A Travis can celebrate the day to build relationships with fellow Travises, locally through gathering or globally through the internet.
Celebrating with people with similar interests is fun, not to mention the same name. The name itself is the ice-breaker, especially for the less social people.
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