National Chase Day is celebrated on November 11 every year. The name ‘Chase’ is a traditionally masculine name of French origin. It means ‘hunter’ and is a derivative of an Old English surname used as a nickname for huntsmen. Today, Chase is both a personal name and a last name. There have been many Chases in the cultural zeitgeist, from officials and politicians to athletes and models. Additionally, some Chases have been pivotal parts of fictional universes, including Chase from “The Covenant” and “Xiaolin Showdown.” Characters with Chase as a last name include Annabeth Chase and Magnus Chase, two characters from books written by Rick Riordan.
History of National Chase Day
Chase kept a high ranking for chosen names in the first decade and a half of the century. As the name is a popular one for fictional characters probably helped keep its popularity. Some known variants of the name are Chace, Chanse, Chayce, and Chayse.
“The Covenant” is a 2006 American supernatural horror film that met moderate box office success despite being panned by critics. The plot follows four high school boys who are descendants of colonial witch families. The onset of 13th birthdays enhances their powers until their 18th birthdays when their powers grow stronger in a process called ‘accession.’ The antagonist of the film is Chase Collins (played by Sebastian Stan), a new student in town who turns out to be another descendant of a witch family believed to be extinct. It is revealed that Collins is on a mission to consume the life force of all the protagonists.
Another well-known variant of the name is Chace. A well-known Chace is Chace Crawford, famous for “Gossip Girl.” It was a teen drama television show based on a book series of the same name. The series is set in New York City and follows the life of upper-class teens residing on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Crawford plays the character of Nathaniel “Nate” Archibald, a lacrosse player who spent a considerable amount of time dating Blair Waldorf but cheats on her with her best friend, Serena van der Woodsen.
National Chase Day timeline
Sebastian Stan is born.
Chace Crawford is born.
“The Covenant” is released.
“Gossip Girl” premiers, featuring Chace Crawford as Nate Archibald.
National Chase Day FAQs
Is Chase a cool name?
It is! It has a cool history and it is probably used as the name of so many fictional characters for being a cool name.
Is Chase a popular boy's name?
Chase became popular in the mid-1990s and it reached a peak in popularity in 2009.
Is Chase a biblical name?
No, it isn’t. The name originates from an English word.
National Chase Day Activities
Appreciate a Chase
If you have an excellent Chase in your life, go appreciate them. You can ask them out for a meal or prepare one yourself!
Look up the etymology of your name
Your name is bound to be interesting, so look up the origin of your own name. Some names have several different meanings in different languages and cultures — find the one you like the best.
Watch Gossip Girl
Give “Gossip Girl” a watch. If you've already seen the show, it's a good opportunity to rewatch it.
5 Interesting Facts About Gossip Girl
A dedicated day
In 2012, the mayor of New York proclaimed January 26 as "Gossip Girl Day."
Each episode title was a play on the name of a famous movie.
No man on the show wore a belt.
A plot twist
Actor Penn Badgley had no idea that his character, Dan, (spoiler alert!) was Gossip Girl.
The show was based on a book series of the same name by Cecily von Ziegesar.
Why We Love National Chase Day
It’s a fun name
Chase is a French name that is used as both a first and last name. This makes it a fun name in our books!
It’s an excuse to cringe-watch Gossip Girl
“Gossip Girl” was a cultural phenomenon, whether you liked it or not. The day is best spent cringe-watching it.
We want to celebrate people
We love appreciating people we care for. And today is the best day to celebrate the Chases we know!
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