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National Bubba Day | June 2
National Bubba Day | June 2


National Bubba Day on June 2nd each year recognizes all those we lovingly call Bubba in our lives. The name may come from the way young children try to shorten the word brother.


Often used as an affectionate nickname for a brother, many close family friends use the name Bubba as a term of endearment. Through the years, you may have met many Bubbas or maybe you only know one. Those who use the term Bubba often use it with people they hold close to their heart or even in high regard.

  • Emory Nicholas “Bubba” Church – The American baseball player in Major League Baseball for five years pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds (then known as the Redlegs), and the Chicago Cubs.
  • Bill “Bubba” Clinton – The American politician was elected as the 42nd president of the United States.
  • David “Bubba” Brooks, Jr. – The American saxophonist played professional jazz music across the United States after serving in the United States Army during World War II.
  • Gerry Lester “Bubba” Watson, Jr. – The left-handed professional golfer currently plays on the PGA Tour.
  • Benjamin Buford “Bubba” Blue – The fictional character in the film Forest Gump served in the Vietnam War alongside the film’s main character, Forest Gump.

To all of those named, nicknamed or just sometimes called Bubba, Happy National Bubba Day!

HOW TO OBSERVE National Bubba Day

Do you know someone called Bubba? Celebrate the Bubbas in your life. Give them a shout-out or a phone call. Let them know you are thinking about them. Share memories and a good laugh using #NationalBubbaDay to post on social media.


Comedian, T. Bubba Bechtol, founded National Bubba Day to celebrate everyone we call Bubba. The day originally took place on May 1st but was moved to June 2nd in honor of his wife, Bubbalicious.