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Zachary name meaning

First Name
540k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
7k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Zachary mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Zachary

User Submitted Origins

English
40%
Hebrew
35%
American
26%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Washington, U.S. says the name Zachary is of Hebrew origin and means "The Lord remembers him".
  2. A submission from Maryland, U.S. says the name Zachary means "Zacharias (God has remembered)" and is of English origin.
  3. According to a user from Georgia, U.S., the name Zachary is of Hebrew origin and means "Remembered by god".
  4. 2 submissions from Rhode Island, U.S. agree the name Zachary means "The Lord has remembered" and is of Hebrew origin.
  5. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Zachary means "You will remember him" and is of American origin.
  6. A user from California, U.S. says the name Zachary is of English origin and means "God recognizes".
  7. According to a user from Arizona, U.S., the name Zachary means "God mode".
  8. According to a user from Florida, U.S., the name Zachary is of English origin and means "Gift of god".
  9. A user from Florida, U.S. says the name Zachary is of English origin and means "Remembrance of the Lord".
  10. 2 people from North Carolina, U.S. agree the name Zachary means "Weapon".
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Wiktionary
  1. A male given name from Hebrew, English vernacular form of Zacharias, Zachariah and Zechariah.

Notable Persons Named Zachary

Notable Persons Named Zachary

Zac Efron

Zac Efron is an actor and singer. He has had major accomplishments since 2002. Zac was given the name Zachary David Alexander Efron on October 18th, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California.

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Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto is an actor and producer. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Zachary was given the name Zachary John Quinto on June 2nd, 1977 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor was a 12th President of the United States. His military service ended in 1849. Zachary was born on November 24th, 1784 in Barboursville, Virginia, U.S. He left this life on July 9th, 1850.

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Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis is an alternative comedy, deadpan, surreal humour, observational comedy, black comedy, insult comedy, comedy music, and one-line joke musician. Zach was given the name Zachary Knight Galifianakis on October 1st, 1969 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, U.S.

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Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder is a filmmaker. He was most prominent from 1990 to present. Zack was given the name Zachary Edward Snyder on March 1st, 1966 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.

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Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi is an actor, director, and singer. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Zachary was given the name Zachary Levi Pugh on September 29th, 1980 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, U.S.

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  • Zach Braff
    Actor
  • Zach McGowan
    Actor
  • Zacky Vengeance
    Musician
  • Zachary Alexander Bagans
    Paranormal Investigator
  • Zach Roerig
    Actor
  • Zac Farro
    Singing
  • Zac Hanson
    Musician
  • Futuristic
    Rapper
  • Zac Posen
    Fashion Designer
  • Zach Galligan
    Actor
  • Zach Cregger
    Actor
  • Zach Filkins
    Musician
  • Zachary Scott
  • Zachary Cole Smith
    Musician

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zachary

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zachary

Tom Zachary

Tom Zachary was a baseball player. Tom was born on May 7th, 1896 in Graham, North Carolina. He breathed his last breath on January 24th, 1969.

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Chink Zachary

Chink Zachary was a baseball player. Chink was born on May 14th, 1914 in Brooklyn. He died on June 24th, 2006.

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Hugh Zachary

Hugh was born on January 12th, 1928. Hugh is also known as Zach Hughes, Evan Innes, Pablo Kane, Peter Kanto, and Zack Hughes.

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Lee Zachary

Lee was born on December 8th, 1946 in Yadkinville, North Carolina.

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Ted Zachary

Ted Zachary is a film producer and film studio executive.

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Mia Zachary

Mia Zachary is a contemporary romance novelist. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present.

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Common last names for Zachary

  • Taylor
  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Thompson
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Anderson
  • Hill
  • Allen
  • Robinson
  • Adams

Common first names for Zachary

  • James
  • William
  • Mary
  • John
  • Robert
  • Charles
  • George
  • Helen
  • Margaret
  • Ruth
  • Betty
  • Jesse
  • Thomas

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zachary U.S.
  White 73.42% 64.26%
  African American 20.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.57% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.48% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zachary

People with the last name Zachary are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Zachary

  • What name lists does Zachary rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Zachary? Zachary is the 118th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zachary was the 5,198th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zachary have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 539,969 babies born with the first name Zachary in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zachary to occupy the country of Suriname with an estimated population of 534,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zachary? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Zachary first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zachary is Thursday, April 27th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Zachary born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zachary was in 1993 with a total of 25,536 babies. That's a lot of babies named Zachary!
  • Random Zachary Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zachary ranks 55th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, 150 babies in Washington have the same name in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Zachary: The name spelled backwards is Yrahcaz. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Caahyrz. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zachary? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,724 people with the last name Zachary.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zachary? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Zachary as their last name.
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