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What does Zacharias mean?

Zacharias Pronunciation of Zacharias [zacharias] as a boys' name has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Zacharias is "the Lord recalled". Zacharias is an alternate spelling of Zachariah (Hebrew): transcription of Zechariah.


14 related forms via Zachariah: Zacaria, Zacarias, Zaccaria, Zaccariah, Zachaios, Zacharia, Zacharie, Zachary, Zacherish, Zackariah, Zackerias, Zakarias, Zechariah and Zecheriah.

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Middle name pairings:
Zacharias Ignacio (Z.I.), ..

How popular is Zacharias?

Zacharias is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#8720 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Zacharias entered the list in 1992 and reached its highest rank of #1679 in the U.S. in the year 1993, and is at #1966 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Zacharias (#1966 from current records) are Zacharia, Zachariah (#422 from current records), Zacharie, Zachary (#88) and Zechariah (#662). Other variants, like Zachaios, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Zacharias was at its most widespread in 1994 (average #1034) and has become much reduced since (#1189, down 76.8%), with the form Zachary becoming less trendy. Zachary is the steady favorite, although Zachariah appears to be gaining popularity too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zacharias, Zacharia, Zachariah, Zacharie, Zachary, Zechariah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Darias, Macarios, Macarius, Maccarios (see Makarios), Mackarios (see Makarios), Mathias, Zacary, Zaccary, Zacchaeus, Zachery, Zacheus, Zackarey, Zackary, Zahavi, Zakari, Zakarie, Zaphar, Zariah, Zekariah, Zephaniah and Zephariah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Zacharias.

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