Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Zackary

Zackary is a modern respelling of Zachary. Ultimately the name is derived from the Hebrew “Zekharyah” meaning "God has remembered". Zachary itself is a variant on the Biblical Zachariah, Zacharias or Zechariah. The latter was a minor prophet who is credited with the Old Testament Book of Zechariah. More well-known is Zachariah, who was the father of John the Baptist and husband of Elizabeth, a cousin of Mary, mother of Jesus. It is said that when he learned his wife was pregnant he did not believe it (she was well past child-bearing age) and so he was “struck dumb” for his disbelief. After the baby John was born, his speech was restored to him, but any relevant remarks he may have made are lost to history. It must not have been too bad, however, because he was named a saint and his feast day is celebrated on November 15th. Apparently God ‘remembered’ him despite Zachariah’s momentary skepticism over His omnipotence. Zachary has been a popular 20th century name among English speakers, but the modern spelling of Zackary is mainly used in America.

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Personality

OF THE BOY NAME ZACKARY

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME ZACKARY

Zackary is pretty much a spelling variation restricted to the United States. It’s another example of American parents trying to find a more phonetically appealing version of an old traditional name. Zackary first appeared on the U.S. male naming charts in 1976 which was right after Zachary became a Top 100 favorite. Just as the 1990s was the most successful decade for the name Zachary (a Top 20 most commonly used boy’s name), so too was Zackary – just on a much small scale. Since we’ve entered the threshold of the 21st century, the name Zachary (and thus Zackary) has been dwindling in usage. Zachary is still quite popular, but Zackary is only used with mild moderation. Most people prefer the traditional spelling of Zachary, but it really comes down to a matter of preference. Zackary is a cute name and the “Z” sound makes it unique. The short version, Zack (or Zach) has a cool masculine quality (like Jake or Jack). This name which ‘God has remembered’ we agree is hard to forget.

Quick Facts

ON ZACKARY

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

566

PRONUNCIATION:

ZAK-ə-ree

SIMPLE MEANING:

God has remembered

Characteristics

OF ZACKARY

Dependable

Solid

Practical

Hard-working

Industrious

Studious

Conservative

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Zackary

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME ZACKARY

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Zackary

Popular Songs

ON ZACKARY

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Famous People

NAMED ZACKARY

Zackary Bowman (football player)

Children of Famous People

NAMED ZACKARY

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME ZACKARY

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