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Zachary is a common and popular boy’s baby name of Hebrew origin. The name means “remembered by God” and belongs to several Biblical figures. Zachary manages to have a traditional feel without being too old fashioned.

Meaning of the name Zachary:

Hebrew: remembered by God

Origin of the name Zachary:

Zachary is an English spelling of the Hebrew name Zachariah and a modern spelling of the name Zacharias.

Symbolism of the name Zachary:

Zachary comes from “zahkar” meaning “remember”. The fragrant herb rosemary is symbolic of memories and thought to help improve one’s memory when ingested.

Baby name Zachary

Style of the name Zachary:

traditional

Gender of the name Zachary:

Zachary is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Zachary:

ZAK-ə-ree

Number of syllables in the name Zachary:

three

Emotion evoked from the name Zachary:

Zachary evokes feelings of respect and tradition.

Alternative spellings for the name Zachary:

Zackary, Zacary, Zakary, Zakkary

Nicknames for the name Zachary:

  • Zack 
  • Zac
  • Zach
  • Zak
  • Kary

Popularity of the name Zachary:

According to the Social Security Administration, Zachary is a popular baby name with staying power. Zachary remained in the top 100 boy’s baby names from 1976 to 2016. It peaked at #12 in 1994.

Related names for the name Zachary:

Great middle names for the name Zachary and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Zachary:

  • Zachary Taylor (12th U.S. president)
  • Zachary “Zac” Hanson (American musician of band Hanson)
  • Zachary “Zach” Galifianakis (American actor)
  • Zachary “Zach” Braff (American actor and director)
  • Zachary Scott (American actor)

Zacharys in popular culture:

  • Zachary “Zach” Salvatore (television, “The Vampire Diaries”)
  • Zachary “Zach” Mitchell (film, Jurassic Park series)
  • Zachary “Zack” Morris (television, “Saved by the Bell”)
  • Zachary (video games, “OFF”)
  • Zachary “Zack” Siler (film “She's All That”)