"the Lord has remembered"

Zachary Origin and Meaning

The name Zachary is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "the Lord has remembered".

Zachary, a Top 20 name throughout the 90s, is now sliding down the rankings though it remains in the Top 200. With its ancient roots and modern feel, it's easy to understand why Zachary has been such a longtime winner.

Zachary is the English variation of Zacharias, which itself is derived from the Hebrew name Zechariah. 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 president Zachary Taylor. Zackery is an alternate spelling, and nicknames include Zack, Zach, Zac, and Zak.

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.

Several of today's prominent Zacharys go by short forms—Zac Hanson, Zac Efron, Zach Galifianakis, Zach Braff and designer Zac Posen.

# 171 in the US

Zachary Rank in US Top 1000

# 120 on Nameberry

Zachary Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Zachary Popularity

Famous People Named Zachary

  • Saint Zachary of Vienne1st century French martyr
  • Pope Zachary
  • Zachary Taylor12th U.S. president
  • Zachary Walker "Zac" HansonAmerican musician of band Hanson
  • Zachary Levi (Pugh)American actor
  • Zachary David Alexander "Zac" EfronAmerican actor
  • Zachary John QuintoAmerican actor
  • Zachary Steven "Zack" MerrickAmerican bassist for band All Time Low
  • Zachary Christopher HandyAmerican actor
  • Zachary Knight "Zach" GalifianakisAmerican actor
  • Zachary Israel "Zach" BraffAmerican actor and director
  • Zachary RichardAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Zachary Cole SmithAmerican lead singer of band DIIV
  • Zachary ScottAmerican actor
  • Zachary "Zak" StevensAmerican lead singer of band Savatage
  • Zachary Tyler DonohueAmerican ice dancer
  • Zachary LaghaCanadian ice dancer
  • Zachary Andrew KnightonAmerican actor
  • Zachary Adam GordonAmerican actor
  • Zachary BennettCanadian actor
  • Zachary Wolfe "Zach" GalliganAmerican actor
  • Zachary E. "Zac" PosenAmerican fashion designer
  • Zachary "Zack" SomAmerican child model
  • Zachary David "Zach" SobiechAmerican folk rock singer,songwriter
  • Zachary Gilvin "Zach" Bateseldest child of reality TV's Bringing Up Bates family
  • Zachary Pym "Zak" Williams (b. 1983)son of American actor Robin Williams
  • Zachary Hudson (b. 1986)son of actress Cindy Williams and singer Bill Hudson
  • Zachary Boxer (b. 1995)son of U.S. politician Barbara Boxer
  • Zachary Fuquason of film director Antoine Fuqua
  • Zachary Jackson Levon FurnishJohn, son of English singer Elton John
  • Zachary Edison Bell (b. 2004)son of actress Rebecca Gibney and Richard Bell
  • Zachary Corkland KennedyBailey (b. 2007), son of filmmaker Rory Kennedy; grandson of Robert F. Kennedy
  • Zachary James Kunitz (b. 2009)son of ice hockey player Chris Kunitz
  • Zachary Peter Roginsky (b. 2012)son of TV commentator Julie Roginsky
  • Zachary Sherlock (b. 2014)son of TV journalist Amber Sherlock
  • Zachary "Zack" Ben Hample (b. 1977)American author and ballhawk
  • Zachary Dean "Zach" Herron (b. 2001)American pop singer

Zachary in Pop Culture

  • Zacharycharacter in the French RPGmaker,game "OFF"
  • Zachary "Zach" Salvatorecharacter on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
  • Zachary "Zach" Mitchellcharacter in Jurassic Park series
  • Zachary "Zack" Morrischaracter from the TV Show "Saved by the Bell"
  • Zachary "Zack" Silerfrom movie "She's All That"
  • Zachary Martin “Zooey” Glasscharacter in the Glass series by J.D. Salinger

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