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What does Zachariah mean?

Zachariah /za-cha-ri-ah/ 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.

Associated with: biblical, prophet, book (literary)


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.

Affiliated boy name: Zephariah.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Zacharide, Zachariki, ..

(female) Zachara, Zacharida, ..

How popular is Zachariah?

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)


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

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Zachariah for boys. Zachariah reached its highest position of #306 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is at #450 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Zachariah and affiliated names. Zachary (#82 from recent data), Zechariah (#671), Zeke (#736), Zackery (#1280), Zack (#1286), Zachery (#1372), Zacharias, Zacharia, Zakery, Zak, Zacary, Zacharie and Zach are the prominent alternative forms of Zachariah (#450 from recent data). Usage of these forms of Zachariah was at its apex in 1994 (average #1216) and has become much diminished since (#1419, 76%), with versions like Zackery falling out of fashion. Zachary is more familiar than the rest, though Zechariah has grown popular as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zachariah, Zacary, Zach, Zacharia, Zacharias in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zacharie, Zachary, Zachery, Zack, Zackery in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Azariah, Elchanah, Gephaniah, Gevariah, Hazaiah, Mataniah, Mattaniah, Nechemiah (see Nehemiah), Zaccary, Zackarey, Zackary, Zahavi, Zakari, Zaphar, Zariah and Zephaniah. These names tend to be less frequently used than Zachariah.