What does Zachariah mean?
Zachariah \z(a)-cha-riah\ as a boys' name is pronounced zak-a-RYE-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Zachariah is "the Lord recalled". Variant of Zechariah. Biblical: the name of 31 men, including the prophet who wrote the Book of Zechariah. Zacarias is a Spanish and Portuguese form.
Zachariah has 30 variants: Zacaria, Zacarias, Zacary, Zaccaria, Zaccariah, Zaccheus, Zach, Zachaios, Zacharia, Zacharias, Zacharie, Zachary, Zacherish, Zachery▼, Zacheus, Zack▼, Zackariah, Zackerias, Zackery▼, Zackie, Zak, Zakarias, Zakarie, Zakariyyah, Zakery, Zechariah, Zecheriah, Zekariah, Zeke and Zekeriah.
For more information, see also the related boy name Zephariah.
Zachariah is a somewhat popular first name for males (#957 out of 1220, Top 78%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#35757 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Zachariah for boys. Zachariah entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #306 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is at #450 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Zachariah and affiliated names. Zachary (#82 last year), Zechariah (#671), Zeke (#736), Zak, Zack, Zachery, Zach and Zackery are the prominent alternative forms of Zachariah (#450 last year). Adoption of these boy names was at its apex in 1993 (usage of 0.3908%) and has become much less since (usage 0.229%, down 41.4%), with the versions Zachery, Zackery and Zack becoming less fashionable. Zeke (#736), Zechariah (#671), Zachariah (#450) and Zachary (#82) are four of the more trendy baby names in this list. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)