Zechariah name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Zechariah

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 people from Maryland, U.S. agree the name Zechariah is of Hebrew origin and means "God Remembers".
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  1. An Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zechariah which are concerned mainly with the renewal of Israel after the Babylonian Captivity
  2. A Hebrew minor prophet of the late 6th century BC

From Hebrew זְכַרְיָה‎ (zəḵaryā, “יהוה has remembered”).

  1. (biblical) A king of Israel mentioned in the second book of Kings.
  2. (biblical) A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
    Synonym: Zech. (abbreviation)
  3. (biblical) A Hebrew prophet traditionally considered the author of the Book of Zechariah, the eleventh of the Twelve Minor Prophets.
  4. (biblical) A Hebrew priest, the father of John the Baptist.
  5. A male given name from Hebrew

Notable Persons Named Zechariah

Notable Persons Named Zechariah


Zechariah was a saint. He holds the title Priest, Prophet, Guardian of Mary, and Devotee. Zechariah was born in 1. He passed away in 1.

Zechariah Chafee

Zechariah was born on December 7th, 1885 in Providence, Rhode Island. He passed away on February 8th, 1957.

Zechariah ben Jehoiada

Zechariah Dhahiri

He died in 1608.

Zechariah Mendel

He breathed his last breath in 1791.

Zechariah Mendel ben Aryeh Leib


Notable Persons With the Last Name Zechariah

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zechariah


Zechariah was a saint. He holds the title Priest, Prophet, Guardian of Mary, and Devotee. Zechariah was born in 1. He passed away in 1.


Fun Facts about the name Zechariah

  • How Popular is the name Zechariah? Zechariah is the 2,610th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zechariah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,813 babies born with the first name Zechariah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zechariah to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zechariah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Zechariah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zechariah is Sunday, December 15th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Zechariah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zechariah was in 2015 with a total of 393 babies.
  • Random Zechariah Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zechariah is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 7 babies in South Carolina have the same name in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Zechariah: The name spelled backwards is Hairahcez. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ihraehzca. How do you pronounce that?
  • Zechariah name meaning

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