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Do you like Zachary but fear it's overused? Here are some possible substitutes for Zachary.
  • Barnaby

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    Barnaby, a genial and energetic name with an Irish-sounding three-syllable lilt, is an ancient appellation that manages to be both unusual and highly attractive and deserves to be used more than... Read More 

  • Gabriel

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    Gabriel -- the name of the archangel who heralded the news of Jesus' birth -- appears in Christian, Jewish and Muslim texts. He presides over Paradise, serving as the angel of mercy, life, joy,... Read More 

  • Guthrie

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    Guthrie, an attractive Scottish surname-name, has a particularly romantic, windswept aura, with a touch of the buckaroo thrown in.

    Guthrie's folkie quality is tied to the father and son... Read More 

  • Jackson

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    Cool name Jackson is one of the celebrisphere's top favorites, having been chosen by, among others, Spike Lee, Poppy Montgomery, Carson Daly, Maria Bello, Natalie Maines, Scott Wolf, Maya Rudolph,... Read More 

  • Mack

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    Mack, when "formalized" with the final k, makes an engagingly amiable choice, a far more uncommon option to the ubiquitous Max and Jack, with a nice, every-guy feel. Mack entered the popularity... Read More 

  • Malachi

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    An Old Testament name with a Gaelic lilt that's definitely on the rise; Malachi entered the list in 1987, and has been in the Top 200 since 2003.

    In the Bible, Malachi (pronounced with... Read More 

  • Nathaniel

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    Although Nathan is more popular, the more dignified Nathaniel is firmly in the Top 100 and has been since the 1980s. Despite the profusion of Nat names around, Nathaniel remains singularly... Read More 

  • Nickolai

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    Russian forms, like Russian supermodels, are hot these days. This is a strong, exotic way to make Nicholas new. More authentically spelled NIKOLAI.Read More 

  • Nikolai

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    Russian forms, like Russian supermodels, are hot these days. This is a strong, exotic way to make Nicholas new; it was chosen for his son by Barry Bonds, Jr.Read More 

  • Thaddeus

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    Thaddeus, a distinguished, long-neglected appellation, has several areas of appeal: a solid New Testament legacy, a nice antique feel, and the choice of several more modern nicknames and... Read More 

  • Zachariah

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    This distinguished name still feels a bit ancient, but with the rise of such former graybeards as Jeremiah and Elijah, it also sounds child-friendly again, as does the Latin-Greek form Zacharias. ... Read More 

  • Zachary

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    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... Read More 

  • Zaden

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    A nouveau member of the Aidan/Braden/Jaden group. Yet another variation on a too-trendy genre -- never the most original way to go, even if there aren't yet many Zadens on your block. Still, a Z... Read More 

  • Zane

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    Western novelist Zane (born Pearl!) Grey made this name famous. Now, it's in tune with the style of our times, retaining that appealing cowboy image.

    Zane Grey was the great-grandson... Read More 

  • Zebedee

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    Zebedee is an adorable and unusual New Testament name--which may sound like but is not a contradiction in terms. Unlike some of the longer biblical Z-names, Zebedee has a more... Read More 

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