Meaning: God has remembered
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
Rank of Similar Names in 2008