What Does The Name Zachary Mean?


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Amalia Syeda-Aguirre Profile
Zachary is a name of Hebrew origin that means, "Jehovah has remembered" or "Remembrance of the Lord." The name was found in the Old Testament in the Bible as Zechariah and there were over 30 instances of this name being used. The most well known is the king of the Northern kingdom of Israel, the son of Jeroboam II, who reigned for six months before being murdered in 745 BC. There are a number of other variations of the name such as Zaccary, Zaccery, Zacharie, Zackery and Zackary. There are also a number of ways to abbreviate the name such as Zack, Zach and Zeke. The name is regularly found in the top 200 boys names in the United States and in Canada. The Catholic Church honors St. Zachary on two separate dates during the year; 26 May and 15 November. There are a few well-known Zachary's, including the actors Zachary Bennett and Zachary Ty Bryan. The most famous Zachary is the twelfth president of the United States, Zachary Taylor, who was in office from 4 March 1849 to 9 July 1850. Zeke, short for Zachary and Ezekiel, has the meaning, "God is my strength." Some famous people with Zeke as a first name include baseball players Zeke Bella, Zeke Bonura and Zeke Wrigley, American football players Zeke Bratkowski, Zeke Moore, Zeke Moreno, Zeke Mowatt, Zeke Smith and Zeke Wissinger, and musicians Zeke Manners, Zeke Manyika and Zeke Zettner. There are also fictional characters called Zeke in the movies The Wizard of Oz, High School Musical, The Faculty and Ice Age.
Will Martin Profile
Will Martin answered
Zachary (pronounced ZAK -er- ee) originally comes from the old Hebrew name Zechariah, which means "God has remembered." It appears in the Bible, especially the New Testament, in its Greek form of Zacharias (which is still the same in modern Greek.)

In the New Testament, Zacharias is the father of John the Baptist. In the Gospel According to Luke, he at first does not believe that the birth of John, and his cousin Jesus, is divinely ordained, and he is temporarily struck dumb as a punishment for his lack of faith.

Like many other Biblical names, Zachary was popular with the American Puritans. It was still well known in the 19th century, and in fact there was a US president named Zachary Taylor at that time. Nowadays it is rarely used, though it is still well known, along with its older version Zachariah. Both names, when used nowadays, are typically shortened to Zack or Zak.
Wendy Profile
Wendy answered
I found an answer on baby Zachary is a Hebrew name meaning...."God has remembered". Wow, that's really cool. I love the name Zachary anyway but what a powerful definition. Have a great day Zachary.
Akshay Kalbag Profile
Akshay Kalbag answered
Zachary is a masculine name. It is of Hebrew origin. The meaning of the name Zachary is God or Yahweh has remembered. Zachary is an alternative spelling of the name Zechariah. Zechariah, a minor prophet of the Old Testament, wrote the Book of Zechariah.

In the New Testament, Zechariah is the name of the father of John the Baptist. He expressed his disbelief and was temporarily made numb. Other alternative names for Zachary or Zechariah are Sachairi, Sakari, Sakke, Saku, Yahweh, Zacarias, Zach (the nickname of most men called Zachary), Zachariah, Zak and Zakhar.

It was declared the 643rd male name on a list of the top 1, 000 male baby names in the United States in the year 2005.
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Anonymous answered
It also is a noun that means "masculine name".
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Anonymous answered
Zachary (Zachariah, זכריה) means "the lord has remembered" in Hebrew. זכר means "has remembered" and יה is one of G-d's names.
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Anonymous answered
A Hebrew name meaning "renowned by God", Zachary can also be shortened to Zach and Zack. Longer versions include Zaccaria and Zacharie.

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