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Gender: M Meaning of Zachary: "the Lord has remembered" Origin of Zachary: Hebrew Zachary's Popularity in 2015: #88

Zachary, a Top 20 name for over 10 years, is now dropping steadily in the ratings, slumping to its lowest point in decades. But with its ancient roots and modern feel, you can understand why Zachary has been such a longtime winner.

Sir Elton John chose Zachary for his long-awaited first child, which may help propel it back into the spotlight. But contemporary parents might want to keep looking for more original alternatives. Variations such as Zachariah and Zacharias may have longer beards but at the same time feel fresher, while other Z names -- from Zebedee to Zane -- may suit parents whose main attraction is to the initial Z.

The name Zachary is attached to eight different people in the Bible, the most prominent being the father of John the Baptist, and it's also presidential, via 12th prez Zachary Taylor. The Zackery spelling is used too, as are the nicknames Zach and Zak. In fact, several of today's prominent Zacharys go by those short forms -- Zac Hanson, Zac Efron, Zach Galifianakis, Zach Braff and designer Zac Posen.

Famous People Named Zachary

Zachary Taylor, 12th U.S. president
Zachary Walker "Zac" Hanson, American musician
Zachary Levi (Pugh), American actor
Zachary David Alexander "Zac" Efron, American actor
Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, son of English singer Elton John
Zachary Pym Williams, son of American actor Robin Williams
Zachary John Quinto, American actor
Zachary Christopher Handy, American actor
Zachary Knight "Zach" Galifianakis, American actor
Zachary Israel "Zach" Braff, American actor and director
Zachary Adam "Zach" Gordon, American actor
Zachary Donohue, American dancer
Zachary Wolfe "Zach" Galligan, American actor
Zachary E. "Zac" Posen, American fashion designer
Zachary Steven "Zack" Merrick, American bass player
Zachary Gilvin "Zach" Bates, 1st child of the reality TV show Bringing Up Bates family
Zachary "Zack" Som, American child model

Pop Culture References for the name Zachary

Zachary, character in the french RPGmaker-game "OFF",
Zachary "Zach" Salvatore, character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
Zachary "Zack" Morris, character from the TV Show "Saved By The Bell",
Disney's "Suite Life of Zack and Cody",
Zachary "Zack" Siler, from movie "She's All That"