Zechariah

First Name
9k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Zechariah mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Zechariah

"Zechariah" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Jehovah has remembered". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zechariah which are concerned mainly with the renewal of Israel after the Babylonian Captivity
  2. A Hebrew minor prophet of the late 6th century BC
Wiktionary

From Hebrew זְכַרְיָה (Zəḵaryā, “Yahweh has remembered”)

  1. (biblical) A king of Israel mentioned in the second book of Kings.
  2. (biblical) A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  3. (biblical) A Hebrew prophet traditionally considered the author of the Book of Zechariah, the eleventh of the Twelve Minor Prophets.
  4. (biblical) A Hebrew priest, the father of John the Baptist.
  5. A male given name, rarely used in this form.

Notable Persons Named Zechariah

Zechariah was a saint. He holds the title Priest, Prophet, Guardian of Mary, and Devotee. Zechariah was born in 1. He passed away in 1.

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Zechariah was born on December 7th, 1885 in Providence, Rhode Island. He passed away on February 8th, 1957.

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He died in 1608.

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He breathed his last breath in 1791.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Zechariah

Zechariah was a saint. He holds the title Priest, Prophet, Guardian of Mary, and Devotee. Zechariah was born in 1. He passed away in 1.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1971 7 0 7
1972 12 0 12
1973 16 0 16
1974 17 0 17
1975 20 0 20
1976 36 0 36
1977 33 0 33
1978 39 0 39
1979 37 0 37
1980 59 0 59
1981 73 0 73
1982 70 0 70
1983 74 0 74
1984 71 0 71
1985 76 0 76
1986 97 0 97
1987 97 0 97
1988 96 0 96
1989 152 0 152
1990 157 0 157
1991 175 0 175
1992 216 0 216
1993 242 0 242
1994 229 0 229
1995 200 0 200
1996 235 0 235
1997 194 0 194
1998 240 0 240
1999 232 0 232
2000 269 0 269
2001 295 0 295
2002 285 0 285
2003 280 0 280
2004 308 0 308
2005 343 5 338
2006 337 0 337
2007 363 0 363
2008 367 0 367
2009 349 8 341
2010 366 0 366
2011 323 0 323
2012 361 0 361
2013 358 0 358
2014 383 0 383
2015 392 0 392
2016 322 0 322

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Popularity of Zechariah as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Zechariah

  • How Popular is the name Zechariah? Zechariah is the 2,645th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zechariah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,903 babies born with the first name Zechariah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zechariah to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zechariah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Zechariah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zechariah is Sunday, December 15th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Zechariah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zechariah was in 2015 with a total of 392 babies.
  • Random Zechariah Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zechariah is not a popular baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Zechariah: Your name in reverse order is Hairahcez. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Acrahhize. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.