Usage: Zechariah, of Hebrew origin, is not a popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Zechariah are in general originating from Israel.
For another variant of the name Zechariah across the world, see Zac.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 7.
The name Zechariah is ranked on the 16,766th position of the most used names. It means that this name is rarely used.
We estimate that there are at least 13300 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.001% of the population.
The name Zechariah has nine characters. It means that it is relatively long-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Zechariah for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
The male given name Zechariah is derived from the Hebrew זְכַרְיָה, meaning “Yah Has Remembered”. It is a theophoric name, the ending -iah being a short Hebrew form for the Tetragrammaton.
It has many variant forms and spellings including Sachariah (Scottish Gaelic), Sakari (Finnish), Cherian (Malayalam), Skaria, Xackary, Zacarías, Zaccaria, Zaccharia, Zacharia, Zachariah, Zacharias, Zaharia, Zakaria, Zachery, Zakarija, Zakariya, Sakariye, Zakariyya, Zachary, Zachari, Zackary, Zakary, Zekerijah and Zekeriya.
Common shortened forms of the name are Zach and Zack, which may also be given names in their own right.
Biblical: name (meaning ‘God has remembered’ in Hebrew) of several figures in the Bible, most notably one of the twelve ‘minor’ prophets, author of the book that bears his name. It was also the name of an earlier prophet, who was stoned by the people because of his preaching (2 Chronicles 24: 20–3), and of the last Israelite king of the race of Jehu, who was overthrown by Shallum the son of Jabesh (2 Kings 15: 8–10). See also Zachary.
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