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PronouncedPron.ZAK-ə-ree English

Meaning & History

Usual English form of ZACHARIAS, used in some English versions of the New Testament. This form has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it did not become common until after the Protestant Reformation. It was borne by American military commander and president Zachary Taylor (1784-1850).
VariantsZachery, Zackary, Zackery English
DiminutivesZac, Zach, Zack, Zak English
Other Languages & CulturesZakaria, Zakariya, Zakariyya Arabic Zacharias Biblical Greek Zekharyah Biblical Hebrew Zaccharias Biblical Latin Zahari Bulgarian Sakari, Sakke, Saku Finnish Zacharie French Zakaria Georgian Zacharias Greek Zachariasz Polish Zakhar Russian Sachairi Scottish Zacarías Spanish Zekeriya Turkish


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Entry updated October 20, 2016   Contribute