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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Zak mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Zak

"Zak" is a name of English origin, and it means "Variant of Zachariah and Zachary". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A male given name, diminutive of Zachariah and Zachary.

Notable Persons Named Zak

Zak Starkey is a hard rock, alternative rock, britpop, post-punk, pop rock, and art rock musician. His ongoing career started in 1979. Zak was given the name Zak Richard Starkey on September 13th, 1965 in Hammersmith, London, England.

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Zak Orth is an actor. He has been prominent since 1994. Zak was given the name Adam Zachary Orth on October 15th, 1970 in Libertyville, Illinois.

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Zak Penn is a film director, screenwriter, and producer. Zak was born in 1968.

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Zak was born on May 29th, 1990 in Norwich, England.

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Zak was born on August 2nd, 1984 in Irving, Texas, United States.

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Zak Dingle is a soap character.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Zak

Paul was born on February 9th, 1962.

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Cezary Żak is an actor. They have been prominent since 1986. Cezary was born on August 22nd, 1961.

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Peter Zak is a jazz musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to present. Peter was born on May 13th, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Gershon Zak was a hakfar hayarok and israel prize. His military service ended in 1949. Gershon was born in 1913 in Russian Empire. He passed away in 1989.

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Leocadia Zak is a Director of the Trade, Development Agency, and Director of theTrade. Leocadia was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Ladislav was born on June 25th, 1900 in Prague. He breathed his last breath on May 26th, 1973.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1965 6 0 6
1966 6 0 6
1967 7 0 7
1968 7 0 7
1969 7 0 7
1970 18 0 18
1971 14 0 14
1972 18 0 18
1973 21 0 21
1974 15 0 15
1975 12 0 12
1976 15 0 15
1977 10 0 10
1978 6 0 6
1979 10 0 10
1980 8 0 8
1981 9 0 9
1982 13 0 13
1983 14 0 14
1984 16 0 16
1985 17 0 17
1986 25 0 25
1987 19 0 19
1988 34 0 34
1989 26 0 26
1990 36 0 36
1991 33 0 33
1992 27 0 27
1993 39 0 39
1994 26 0 26
1995 28 0 28
1996 29 0 29
1997 18 0 18
1998 30 0 30
1999 23 0 23
2000 34 0 34
2001 27 0 27
2002 32 0 32
2003 46 0 46
2004 50 0 50
2005 43 0 43
2006 43 0 43
2007 50 0 50
2008 36 0 36
2009 50 0 50
2010 43 0 43
2011 43 0 43
2012 41 0 41
2013 48 0 48
2014 47 0 47
2015 41 0 41
2016 34 0 34
2017 37 0 37

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Popularity of Zak as a first name

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Popularity of Zak as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zak U.S.
  White 96.08% 64.26%
  African American 0.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.10% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.68% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zak

People with the last name Zak are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Zak

  • How Popular is the name Zak? Zak is the 8,561st most popular name of all time. As a last name Zak was the 6,540th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zak have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,387 babies born with the first name Zak in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zak to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zak? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1965 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Zak first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zak is Wednesday, April 16th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Zak born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zak was in 2004 with a total of 50 babies.
  • Random Zak Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zak is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Zak: Your name in reverse order is Kaz. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Azk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zak? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,177 people with the last name Zak.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zak? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Zak 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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