Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Zackery

Zackery is a modernized respelling of Zachary. Zachary, in turn, is an English variant form of the Biblical Zechariah, a minor prophet who is credited as the author of the Old Testament’s Book of Zechariah (please see the name Zechariah for more detail). Ultimately the name is derived from the Hebrew “Zekharyah” (זְכַרְיָה) meaning "God has remembered" (apropos because Zechariah’s message to the Israelites is one of God’s rememberence). There is also a prominent Zechariah in the New Testament; named in the Gospel according to Luke as the husband of Elizabeth and father of John the Baptist. The angle Gabriel was sent from heaven to inform Zechariah that God planned to give him and Elizabeth a son. And not just any son. Their son (i.e., John the Baptist) will prepare the way for the Messiah. Given the fact that Elizabeth was well past child-bearing age, Zechariah basically told Gabriel that he didn’t believe him. Big faux pas. As punishment for his doubt in the Lord, Gabriel struck Zechariah “dumb” (i.e., mute); however, after the baby John was born, his speech was restored to him. Any relevant remarks he may have made are lost to history. Zechariah was obviously forgiven for his blunder because he was named a saint and his feast day is celebrated on November 15th. We guess it’s safe to say that God “remembered” Zechariah despite the man’s momentary skepticism over the Lord’s omnipotence. The typical Biblical Hebrew form of this name is Zechariah, while in Biblical Greek or Latin it’s usually spelled Zacharias. Zachary became the English form popularized by the Puritans after the Reformation. In more modern times, Zackary and Zackery followed as variant spellings, perhaps meant to appear more phonetically comfortable.

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Personality

OF THE BOY NAME ZACKERY

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME ZACKERY

Zackery changes the spelling of the traditional Zachary in two ways. One, it swaps in a “ck” for the “ch” and, two, it changes the second “a” to an “e”. As a result, Zackery arguably looks slightly misspelled, but in reality, this is a very common naming practice in America (i.e., arbitrary respellings of popular or trendy names). The spelling of Zackery first appeared on the American popularity charts in 1977 right when Zachary hit the Top 100 list. From that point on, Zackery has been mimicking the same pattern of success as Zachary – just to a much lesser extent. Since the turn of the 21st century, however, parents are tiring of the Zackery spelling much more abruptly. He’s close to falling off the Top 1000 list while the traditionally spelled Zachary remains a top favorite nationwide.

Quick Facts

ON ZACKERY

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

915

PRONUNCIATION:

ZAK-ə-ree

SIMPLE MEANING:

God has remembered

Characteristics

OF ZACKERY

Authoritative

Powerful

Tough

Tenacious

Wealthy

Problem-solver

Achiever

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