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What does Zach mean?

Zach /zach/ as a boys' name. Zach's name origin is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Zach is "the Lord recalled". Zach is an alternate spelling of Zachariah (Hebrew): variation of Zechariah. Zach is also a derivative of Zachary (Hebrew).


Zach has 7 related forms via Zachariah, Zachary: Zacary, Zachery, Zacheus, Zack, Zackie, Zak and Zeke.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Zanch, Zech, ..

(female) Zachne, Zachra, ..

How popular is Zach?

Zach is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#16694 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name statistics of Zach for boys. Zach was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #1689 in the U.S. in the year 2005, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zach name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Zach outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Zach and associated names. Zacary, Zachariah (#450 via latest list), Zachary (#82), Zachery (#1372), Zack (#1286), Zak and Zeke (#736) are the prominent varying forms of Zach. Other forms, like Zacheus, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Zach was well-received among parents in 1994 (adoption of 1.44%) and is now much diminished (adoption 0.34%, 76.7%), with versions such as Zack becoming less in vogue. Zachariah and Zeke are two of the more chic baby names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zach, Zacary, Zachariah, Zachary, Zachery in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zack, Zeke in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Zach, Zachary, Zak outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Arch, Beach, Larch, Lech, March, Noach, Rich, Roch, Zain, Zaki, Zale, Zan, Zane, Zann, Zeph and Zerach. These names tend to be more commonly used than Zach.