Zachary

First Name
529k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
7k
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Zachary

"Zachary" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "God has Remembered". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A male given name, English vernacular form of Zacharias, Zachariah and Zechariah.

Notable Persons Named Zachary

Zac Efron is an actor and singer. He has had major accomplishments since 2002. Zac was given the name Zachary David Alexander Efron on October 18th, 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California.

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Zachary Quinto is an actor and producer. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Zachary was given the name Zachary John Quinto on June 2nd, 1977 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Zachary Taylor was a 12th President of the United States. His military service ended in 1849. Zachary was born on November 24th, 1784 in Barboursville, Virginia, U.S. He left this life on July 9th, 1850.

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Zach Galifianakis is an alternative comedy, deadpan, surreal humour, observational comedy, black comedy, insult comedy, comedy music, and one-line joke musician. Zach was given the name Zachary Knight Galifianakis on October 1st, 1969 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, U.S.

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Zack Snyder is a filmmaker. He was most prominent from 1990 to present. Zack was given the name Zachary Edward Snyder on March 1st, 1966 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.

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Zachary Levi is an actor, director, and singer. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Zachary was given the name Zachary Levi Pugh on September 29th, 1980 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Zachary

Tom Zachary was a baseball player. Tom was born on May 7th, 1896 in Graham, North Carolina. He breathed his last breath on January 24th, 1969.

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Chink Zachary was a baseball player. Chink was born on May 14th, 1914 in Brooklyn. He died on June 24th, 2006.

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Hugh was born on January 12th, 1928. Hugh is also known as Zach Hughes, Evan Innes, Pablo Kane, Peter Kanto, and Zack Hughes.

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Lee was born on December 8th, 1946 in Yadkinville, North Carolina.

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Ted Zachary is a film producer and film studio executive.

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Mia Zachary is a contemporary romance novelist. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present.

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How popular is the baby name Zachary in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1900 6 0 6
1912 8 0 8
1913 18 0 18
1914 11 0 11
1915 14 0 14
1916 17 0 17
1917 10 0 10
1918 11 0 11
1919 20 0 20
1920 16 0 16
1921 19 0 19
1922 11 0 11
1923 20 0 20
1924 13 0 13
1925 21 0 21
1926 22 0 22
1927 13 0 13
1928 14 0 14
1929 19 0 19
1930 16 0 16
1931 14 0 14
1932 17 0 17
1933 14 0 14
1934 11 0 11
1935 13 0 13
1936 9 0 9
1937 18 0 18
1938 15 0 15
1939 15 0 15
1940 20 0 20
1941 9 0 9
1942 15 0 15
1943 16 0 16
1944 10 0 10
1945 19 0 19
1946 49 0 49
1947 70 0 70
1948 91 0 91
1949 107 0 107
1950 149 0 149
1951 152 0 152
1952 172 0 172
1953 161 0 161
1954 199 0 199
1955 280 0 280
1956 272 0 272
1957 291 0 291
1958 236 0 236
1959 262 0 262
1960 349 5 344
1961 367 0 367
1962 343 0 343
1963 327 0 327
1964 334 0 334
1965 314 0 314
1966 335 0 335
1967 362 0 362
1968 348 7 341
1969 422 0 422
1970 565 6 559
1971 704 0 704
1972 1,011 6 1,005
1973 1,137 0 1,137
1974 1,281 5 1,276
1975 1,693 7 1,686
1976 2,656 9 2,647 #96 boy name
1977 2,800 20 2,780 #95 boy name
1978 3,156 21 3,135 #89 boy name
1979 4,184 27 4,157 #74 boy name
1980 4,272 29 4,243 #72 boy name
1981 4,879 30 4,849 #63 boy name
1982 6,188 41 6,147 #55 boy name
1983 7,348 39 7,309 #50 boy name
1984 9,128 56 9,072 #45 boy name
1985 11,418 77 11,341 #39 boy name
1986 11,806 87 11,719 #38 boy name
1987 13,289 84 13,205 #33 boy name
1988 15,969 105 15,864 #29 boy name
1989 18,143 69 18,074 #25 boy name
1990 20,482 57 20,425 #22 boy name
1991 21,430 47 21,383 #22 boy name
1992 24,850 53 24,797 #16 boy name
1993 25,587 53 25,534 #15 boy name
1994 25,187 54 25,133 #12 boy name
1995 23,184 55 23,129 #14 boy name
1996 22,406 41 22,365 #14 boy name
1997 21,960 33 21,927 #13 boy name
1998 20,622 43 20,579 #16 boy name
1999 20,012 31 19,981 #17 boy name
2000 19,886 38 19,848 #15 boy name
2001 18,220 34 18,186 #16 boy name
2002 16,648 26 16,622 #19 boy name
2003 15,560 21 15,539 #20 boy name
2004 13,780 70 13,710 #26 boy name
2005 12,302 20 12,282 #29 boy name
2006 11,026 21 11,005 #33 boy name
2007 10,223 11 10,212 #42 boy name
2008 9,237 12 9,225 #47 boy name
2009 8,088 10 8,078 #53 boy name
2010 7,186 10 7,176 #61 boy name
2011 6,807 7 6,800 #64 boy name
2012 6,261 8 6,253 #67 boy name
2013 5,754 6 5,748 #73 boy name
2014 5,176 8 5,168 #82 boy name
2015 4,839 5 4,834 #88 boy name
2016 4,525 9 4,516 #90 boy name

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Popularity of Zachary as a first name

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Popularity of Zachary as a last name

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Common last names for Zachary

  • Taylor
  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Thompson
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Scott
  • Hill
  • Martin
  • Robinson
  • Clark

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zachary U.S.
  White 73.42% 64.26%
  African American 20.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.57% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.48% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zachary

People with the last name Zachary are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Zachary

  • How Popular is the name Zachary? Zachary is the 119th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Zachary was the 90th most popular name. As a last name Zachary was the 5,198th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zachary have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 529,371 babies born with the first name Zachary in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zachary to occupy the country of Luxembourg with an estimated population of 511,800 (as of December 31, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zachary? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Zachary first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zachary is Thursday, April 27th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Zachary born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zachary was in 1993 with a total of 25,534 babies. That's a lot of babies named Zachary!
  • Random Zachary Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zachary ranks 51st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 27 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Zachary: Your name in reverse order is Yrahcaz. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Czayhra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zachary? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,724 people with the last name Zachary.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zachary? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Zachary as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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