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God has remembered
Characteristics of Zackary
Etymology & Historical Origin - 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.
Popularity of the 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.
Popularity of the Boy Name Zackary
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Zackary
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Zackary
Zackary We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Zackary.
Popular Songs on Zackary
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Zackary
Zackary Raffles (Dennis Kyte) - When the moon illuminates all the objects that frighten a young mouse in the night, he finally conquers his terrible fear of the dark and is able to realize the greatest wish of his sixth birthday. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Zella, Zack and Zodiac (Bill Peet) - Zella the zebra helps Zack the ostrich when he is young and helpless and when he grows up Zack returns the favor by saving Zella's young offspring from a lion. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Zackary
Famous People Named Zackary - Zackary Bowman (football player)
Children of Famous People Named Zackary
Famous People Who Named Their Son Zackary - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Zackary.
Zackary - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Zackary - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Zackary.
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.
Variations of the Baby Name - Zackary