Meaning and Name Origin
Zachary \z(a)-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.
For more on this name, see also the related 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▲.
Zachary is a very popular first name for men (#181 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#5246 out of 88799, Top 6%). (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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Zachary and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Zachary (#82 a year ago) are Jacky, Jacob (#4 a year 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). These boy names reached the top of their popularity in 1993 and have become significantly less popular since, with versions such as Zachery, Zack, Zackary, Zackery and Zakary becoming somewhat dated. The most fashionable names for newborns in this list are Jacob (#4), Jason (#75), Zachariah (#450), Zechariah (#671) and Zeke (#736), with Jacob and Jason having a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)