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Zachary

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Baby Names:

Zachary

Meaning: God has remembered

Origin: Hebrew

Alternate spellings: Zachery, Zackary, Zackery, Zack, Zac, Zach, Zechariah

Zachary is a version of the Hebrew name Zechariah, meaning “God has remembered,” which is a good thing because with a new baby around the house you’ll be so sleep deprived you won’t remember a freakin’ thing.

The name debuted in the U.S. top 1,000 in 1946, slowly gained in popularity for a couple of decades before skyrocketing in the late 1970s, hitting #96 in 1976. The rare and cool Z initial probably helped that rise. zachary was at its most popular in 1994 at #12. It has dropped a few spots since then.

With other old-fashioned biblical names coming back into style, maybe Zachary’s root name, Zechariah, is also bracing for a boost.

By The Numbers

U.S. Rank by Year

2000: 15

2004: 26

2008: 47

Rank of Similar Names in 2008

Zachery 625

Zackary 362

Zackery 638

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