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What does Zechariah mean?

Zechariah Pronunciation of Zechariah [zechari-ah] as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Zechariah is "the Lord recalled". Zechariah is a version of Zachariah (Hebrew): variation of Zechariah.


Zechariah has 5 variants: Zacharia, Zacharie, Zachary, Zachery and Zecheriah.

9 more alternative forms via Zachariah: Zacaria, Zacarias, Zaccaria, Zaccariah, Zacharias, Zacherish, Zackariah, Zekariah and Zekeriah.

Creative forms:
(male) Zechari, Zecharich, ..

(female) Zecharini, Zecharivah, ..

Middle name pairings:
Zechariah Tytus (Z.T.), ..

How popular is Zechariah?

Zechariah is an uncommon first name for males. Zechariah is also a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Zechariah was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #636 in the U.S. in 2001, and is presently at #662. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Zechariah (#662 from recent data) are Zacharia, Zachariah (#422 from recent data), Zacharias (#1966), Zacharie, Zachary (#88) and Zachery (#1639). Other forms, like Zekariah, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Zechariah was more pronounced among parents in the year 1994 (median #912) and is now much reduced (#1253, 77.9%), with versions like Zachary becoming less trendy. Zachariah and Zechariah are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this compilation.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zachary, Zachery in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Azariah, Elchanah, Gedaliah, Gefaniah, Gephaniah, Gevariah, Gevaryah (see Gevariah), Jedadiah, Jedaiah, Jeriah, Nechemiah (see Nehemiah), Nehemiah, Zachaios, Zackerias, Zakarias, Zariah, Zebediah, Zedechiah, Zedekiah, Zefarin, Zephaniah, Zephariah and Zerah. Like Zechariah, these names are not frequently used.

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