What does Zachary mean?
Zachary [zachary] 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.
Affiliated boy name: Zeke.Creative forms:
(male) Zachane, Zechary, ..
(female) Zachara, Zacharya, .. Middle name pairings:
Zachary Cristiano (Z.C.), ..
How 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)
Zachary was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its apex position of #12 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is at #88 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Zachary (#88 a year ago) rated in the Top 2000 are Jacob (#4 a year ago), Jared (#340), Jason (#86), Jeremy (#174), Joshua (#33), Zacary, Zach, Zacharia, Zachariah (#422), Zacharias (#1966), Zacharie, Zachery (#1639), Zack (#1217), Zackary (#750), Zackery (#1404), Zak, Zakary (#1915), Zakery and Zeke (#704). Other variants, like Zaccaria, are seldom used. These relations of Zachary reached the top of their popularity 4 decades ago (median #1018) and have become significantly less popular since (#1137, ▼65.6%), with versions such as Zachary becoming less trendy. Zachariah and Zeke are two of the more fashionable names for newborns in this list.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Machenry, Makary, Sachar, Zafar, Zahavi, Zahir, Zahur and Zaphar. These names tend to be less commonly used than Zachary.See names in meaning and etymology.