Gender: Male Meaning of Zachary: "the Lord has remembered" Origin of Zachary: Hebrew Zachary's Popularity in 2019: #124

Zachary Origin and Meaning

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

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.

Zachary, a Top 20 name for over 10 years, is now dropping in the ratings. 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.

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

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Rank in US: #124

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HalloweenGirl04 Says:


I have always loved the name Zachary. Every zach or Zachary I have met have always been so friendly and approachable and I feel like the name puts off that good feeling too. Friendly. It's a friendly name. My best friend named his son Zachary Benjamin. I couldn't love it more.

cmailest Says:


I absolutely love this name, but I feel as if it would be hypocritical of me to use it because I'm not very religious :/

GenEric Says:


I love Zachary, but I can't stand just seems so shallow in comparison to the full name.

Yessica Says:


I know this was a year ago but same.
I think celery too.

Haids1987 Says:


I had bad luck with this name when I was a preschool teacher. This is on my "brat name' list, unfortunately.

k lennon Says:


My eldest son is also a Zachary (Zac). I also chose it from the bible. Cool name still love it 22 years later!

TaliaCat Says:


I don't have a clue why, but this name has always made me think "celery."
I prefer the more masculine Gregory.

jasminegarden Says:


a wonderful name & the nickname zac is very cute!

T. Poole Says:


I named my son Zachary Dejon Poole. I got his name out of the Bible it means "remembered bt God". That is beautiful, don't you think? T. Poole

Addie88 Says:


I love Zachary and it's default nickname Zack. It's not the cutting edge anymore, which means a Zachary today won't be one of three in his class. But it's still got that cool, youthful, contemporary quality that makes it relevant. Add these attributes to the fact that is in a genuine, "real" name with historical background and significance, rather than a shallow 21st century invention, and you're golden.