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Zacchaeus makes me think of a very short man, for not only was the Biblical character short, but there's a Sunday School song that goes, "Zacchaeus was a wee little man, a wee little man was he."
-- breakofday  12/7/2005
I would pronounce this 'Zah-kay-us'.
-- Anonymous User  12/27/2005
I think this is a nice name; it has a good meaning and the story of Zacchaeus is wonderful. It's all the more reason to use the name. Some names sound good, or have a good meaning, but if there's isn't a good story about the historical person with the name then I wouldn't use it. For instance, the name Delilah is lovely, but Delilah betrayed her husband; therefore I wouldn't use it.
-- Anonymous User  1/1/2006
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible names ALSO gives an additional meaning for Zacchaeus - that meaning is "just."

The Greek form of Zacchaeus which is given in the New Testament is as follows:

In Hebrew, Zacchaeus looks like this:
-- Deborah Reyes  9/2/2009
I'd be more inclined to pronounce this name "ZAK-ee-us" than "za-KEE-us", which sounds a bit "ghetto".
-- JJSkeete  4/7/2015
I would love to use this name and call him Zac!
-- LV51sfan91  5/9/2015

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