The meaning of the name “Zachary” is: “Remembrance of the Lord; God remembers”.
Additional information: This is a derivative of the Hebrew name Zechariah or Zacharias, meaning “Yahweh (God) has remembered”. Although the name Zachary has only been popular since around the 19th century, Zechariah is the name given to many men in the Hebrew and Christian bible, including one of the Old Testament prophets. Zechariah was also the father of John the Baptist in the Christian Bible’s New Testament. It is in use as both a surname and a first name, though it is far more common as a first name. It is also the name of a town in the U.S. state of Louisiana.
Zachary can be spelled also as Zackery or Zackary. In other languages, the name takes on different spellings as well, such as Zakaria, Zakharia, Zakariya, Sakari, Sakke, Zakhar, Xackary, or Zacarias. The most commonly found nicknames for Zachary include Zach, Zack, Zac, or Zak, dependent mostly on the spelling of the long form name.
Zachary was as popular name in the mid-1900s as well as in 2014 when it was ranked as the 82nd most popular name in the US, the 40th most popular in England and Wales, the 41st most popular in Canada, the 46th most popular in Australia, and the 61st most popular in New Zealand. The peak popularity it has ever experienced in recorded history was when it was ranked as the 21st most popular name in Canada in 1997 and when it was the 12th most popular in the US in 1994.
Celebrities and notable people who share the name Zachary include former US President Zachary Taylor; Zachary Quinto, an actor, Zachary Isaiah Williams, an actor; Zachary Robinson, a drummer; Zachary Cole Smith, a rock singer; Zachary Donohue, a figure skater; Zachary Gibson, an actor; Zachary Gordon, an actor; and Zachary Levi, who is also an actor.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Zachary for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Zachary is a boy name.
The name Zachary is of Hebrew origin, and is used mostly in English speaking countries but also in a few other countries and languages of the world.
If you consider naming your baby Zachary we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Zachary Name Meaning
The meaning of Zachary is “Remembrance of the Lord; God remembers”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Zachary and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Zachary and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Zachary is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Zachary Categories
The name Zachary is in the following categories: American Names, Christian Names, English Names, Hebrew Names, President Names, Surnames Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Zachary. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Zachary, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Zachary
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Zachary displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Zachary Boy Name Popularity Chart
Zachary Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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