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Gender: Male Meaning of Zachary: "the Lord has remembered" Origin of Zachary: Hebrew Zachary's Popularity in 2017: #103

The name Zachary is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "the Lord has remembered". Zachary is ranked #103 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

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.

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.

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Famous People Named Zachary

Saint Zachary of Vienne, 1st century French martyr
Pope Zachary
Zachary Taylor, 12th U.S. president
Zachary Walker "Zac" Hanson, American musician of band Hanson
Zachary Levi (Pugh), American actor
Zachary David Alexander "Zac" Efron, American actor
Zachary John Quinto, American actor
Zachary Steven "Zack" Merrick, American bassist for band All Time Low
Zachary Christopher Handy, American actor
Zachary Knight "Zach" Galifianakis, American actor
Zachary Israel "Zach" Braff, American actor and director
Zachary Richard, American singer-songwriter
Zachary Cole Smith, American lead singer of band DIIV
Zachary Scott, American actor
Zachary "Zak" Stevens, American lead singer of band Savatage
Zachary Tyler Donohue, American ice dancer
Zachary Lagha, Canadian ice dancer
Zachary Andrew Knighton, American actor
Zachary Adam Gordon, American actor
Zachary Bennett, Canadian actor
Zachary Wolfe "Zach" Galligan, American actor
Zachary E. "Zac" Posen, American fashion designer
Zachary "Zack" Som, American child model
Zachary David "Zach" Sobiech, American folk rock singer-songwriter
Zachary Gilvin "Zach" Bates, eldest 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 Fuqua, son of film director Antoine Fuqua
Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, son of English singer Elton John
Zachary Edison Bell (b. 2004), son of actress Rebecca Gibney and Richard Bell
Zachary Corkland Kennedy-Bailey (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

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 "Zach" Mitchell, character in Jurassic Park series
Zachary "Zack" Morris, character from the TV Show "Saved by the Bell"
Zachary "Zack" Siler, from movie "She's All That"


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.