National Tyler Day is celebrated every year on July 12 across the world. As you may tell the aim of the day is to show appreciation for everyone named Tyler. Tyler is a given name for both genders although it tends to be favored towards boys. It is also a very common surname so National Tyler Day celebrates those with the last name Tyler as well. Tyler is a popular name and throughout the years there have been many famous Tylers. From sports personalities and reality television stars to musicians and authors, there are many famous Tylers in popular culture.
History of National Tyler Day
Tyler is used for both genders as a given name but is used more predominantly for males. It is also used as a surname. The earliest recorded use of the name Tyler as a surname is from the 14th Century. His name was Wat Tyler from Kent South East England. Tyler is an Old English name that was initially derived from the French word ‘tieuleor,’ ‘tieulier’ and the Middle English ‘tyler,’ ‘tylere.’ These meant ‘tiler’ or ‘tile maker.’
Historically people usually took on names associated with their professions and Tyler was given to housebuilders and those who lay tiles or bricks. Tyler also refers to the doorkeeper of an inn or owner of a tavern. This meaning is derived from the freemasons as the name of the office of the outer guard.
The name Tyler came into popularity around 1945 when it sat at number 911 on the Social Security Administration’s top 1,000 list. From here it steadily climbed and peaked in 1995 at number four. It stayed in the top 100 for a decade or so but has since declined in popularity as the years have progressed.
The popularity of the name Tyler can be attributed to several factors within popular culture. During the 1990s the band Aerosmith was popular and the lead singer was called Steven Tyler, he has a daughter called Liv Tyler who is just as successful in her own right. The main character in the pop classic movie and book entitled “Fight Club” is called Tyler.
National Tyler Day timeline
Wat Tyler becomes the first person known with the name Tyler.
In 1970, the band Aerosmith is formed with lead singer Steven Tyler as the frontman.
The novel “Fight Club” by Chuck Palahniuk is released featuring the main character Tyler Durden.
Liv Tyler stars in the blockbuster “Armageddon” with Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck.
The movie “Fight Club” is released starring Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden.
In 2001 Aerosmith played at the Super Bowl XXXV halftime show and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
National Tyler Day FAQs
Is Tyler, the Creator rich?
Tyler The Creator has a net worth of $16 million.
Is the name Tyler for a boy or girl?
Tyler is a common masculine and feminine given name.
What nationality is the name Tyler?
Tyler is an English name.
National Tyler Day Activities
Host a movie night
Invite your friends and watch “Armageddon” and “Fight Club.” It could be a fun, chilled night.
Listen to Aerosmith
Create a playlist of classic Aerosmith songs to play during National Tyler Day. You can also share the playlist with family and friends.
Throw a party
Celebrate your unique name and throw a party for yourself. Invite all the Tylers you know as well.
5 Interesting Facts About “Fight Club”
Brad Pitt chipped his teeth
To fully get into his role as Tyler Durden, Brad Pitt chipped his front teeth.
The actors learned to make soap
Along with learning how to fight, Brad Pitt and Edward Norton learned how to make soap.
The main character has no name
Although he occasionally refers to himself as Jack, Edward Norton's character has no name and is just known as 'narrator.'
Two different endings
The ending of the book differs slightly from the ending they shot for the movie.
A Starbucks coffee cup
Director David Fincher placed at least one Starbucks cup in every shot.
Why We Love National Tyler Day
It’s a day specifically for those called Tyler
Who doesn't love a day that is dedicated solely to them? On this day we get to celebrate all the Tylers in the world.
We can listen to some cool music and watch interesting movies
Numerous fictional and non-fictional famous Tylers have made awesome music or starred in interesting movies. Today we can listen to or watch them.
Tylers can celebrate how they like
Lay low and rest or have a big party. If you are named Tyler, you can celebrate however you choose.
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