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GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: זְכַרְיָה (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: zek-ə-RIE-ə (English)   [details]
Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name זְכַרְיָה (Zekharyah) meaning "YAHWEH remembers". This is the name of many characters in the Old Testament, including the prophet Zechariah, the author of the Book of Zechariah. The name also appears in the New Testament belonging to the father of John the Baptist, who was temporarily made dumb because of his disbelief. He is regarded as a saint by Christians. In some versions of the New Testament his name is spelled in the Greek form Zacharias or the English form Zachary. As an English given name, Zechariah has been in occasional use since the Protestant Reformation.
biblical, books of the Bible, minor prophets of the Old Testament
Related Names
VARIANTS: Zachariah, Zacharias (Biblical)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Zakaria, Zakariya, Zakariyya (Arabic), Zacharias (Biblical Greek), Zekharyah (Biblical Hebrew), Zaccharias (Biblical Latin), Zahari (Bulgarian), Sakari, Sakke, Saku (Finnish), Zacharie (French), Zakaria (Georgian), Zachariasz (Polish), Zakhar (Russian), Sachairi (Scottish), Zacarías (Spanish), Zekeriya (Turkish)
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