According to BrownieLocks March 7 is Learn What Your Name Means Day. There are other dates in early March also given this distinction (the 4th or 9th). My proper first name is Kathleen, meaning pure & is considered to be Irish in origin. My nickname Kitty is a diminutive of Katherine, which is a variant of Kathleen. Kitty is considered English or Irish.
My maiden name is a relatively uncommon Scottish name, from Eastern Scotland, and a sect of the Gordon clan. The photo below shows the remains of Huntly Castle in Scotland. It became the stronghold of the Gordons when Alexander, 2nd Lord Gordon, was created Earl of Huntly in about 1445.
My married name is a very common surname that is considered English or Welsh. However the British Isles are not the origins of my husband’s family. My husband’s four grandparents were all immigrants to America coming from Poland & Russia.