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What does Zack mean?

Zack Pronunciation of Zack [za-ck] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Zack is "laughter; the Lord recalled". Zack is an alternate form of Isaac (Hebrew). Zack is also a form of Zachariah (Hebrew): transcription of Zechariah. Zack is also used as a form of Zachary (Hebrew).


Zack has 2 variants: Zak and Zeke.

11 more related forms via Isaac, Zachariah, Zachary: Isaak, Isac, Isak, Izaak, Izak, Izik, Zacary, Zach, Zackary, Zackery and Zackie.

Creative forms:
(male) Zake, Zeck, ..

(female) Zady, ..

Middle name pairings:
Zack Jordy (Z.J.), ..

How popular is Zack?

Zack is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1135 out of 1220, Top 93%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#7846 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Zack reached its highest position of #369 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #1217 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Zack (#1217 in recent rankings) are Isaac (#31 in recent rankings), Isaak (#1412), Isac, Isak, Izaak (#1712), Izak, Zacary, Zach, Zachariah (#422), Zachary (#88), Zackary (#750), Zackery (#1404), Zak and Zeke (#704). These forms of Zack were favored in the year 1994 (average #1296) and are somewhat less common today (#1316, 47%), with versions such as Zachary becoming less fashionable. Isaac has been the overall favorite, though Zeke has become trendy as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zack, Isaac, Isaak, Isac, Izaak in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Izak, Zacary, Zach, Zachariah, Zachary in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zackary, Zackery, Zeke in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Beck, Black, Buck, Dack, Dick, Heck, Jack, Jock, Lock, Luck, Mack, Mick, Nick, Rick, Rock, Tuck, Vick, Wick, Wyck, Zadok, Zain, Zaki, Zale, Zan, Zane, Zann and Zarek. These names tend to be less frequently used than Zack.

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