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pinWhat does Zachary mean?

Zachary /za-cha-ry/ as a boys' name is pronounced ZAK-a-ree. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Zachary is "the Lord recalled".

Variant of Zachariah; Zachary is one of several names from the Old Testament that have revived into favor in modern times. See also Jacob, Jason, Jared, Jeremy, and Joshua. President Zachary Taylor.


Zachary has 13 variants: Zaccary, Zaccery, Zach, Zacharie, Zachery, Zack, Zackarey, Zackary, Zackery, Zackery, Zak, Zakari and Zakary.

Affiliated boy name: Zeke.

Zachary has 19 more related forms via Jacob, Jared, Jason, Jeremy, Joshua, Zachariah: Jacky, Jacoby, Jarrard, Zacaria, Zacarias, Zacary, Zaccaria, Zaccariah, Zaccheus, Zachaios, Zacharia, Zacharias, Zacherish, Zacheus, Zackariah, Zackie, Zakarie, Zakery and Zechariah.

Kreatif forms: Zacchary, Zechary, Zuchary. [more]

pinHow popular is Zachary?

Zachary is a very popular first name for men (#181 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#5008 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Zachary for boys. Zachary was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #12 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is at #82 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Zachary name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Zachary and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Zachary (#82 2 years ago) rated in the Top 1000 are Jacky, Jacob (#4 2 years ago), Jacoby (#593), Jared (#296), Jason (#75), Jeremy (#169), Joshua (#25), Zach, Zachariah (#450), Zachery, Zack, Zackary (#618), Zackery, Zak, Zakary, Zechariah (#671) and Zeke (#736). Other variants, like Zackie, are seldom used. These relations of Zachary reached the top of their popularity in the year 1993 (average #464) and are somewhat less popular today (#595, 24.5%). Jacob has been the most well-known version, although Jared seems to be getting popular too, and Zack is now less popular. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Zachary, Jacky, Jacob, Jacoby, Jared in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jason, Jeremy, Joshua, Zachariah, Zachery in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Zack, Zackary, Zackery, Zakary, Zechariah, Zeke in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Zachary, Jacob, Jared, Jason, Jeremy outside U.S.

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