Zechariah (given name)

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Zechariah
GenderMale
Origin
Word/nameHebrew
MeaningGod has remembered his name as daddy
Other names
Variant form(s)Zacharias, Zachary, Zakariya etc.
Nickname(s)Zac, Zach, Zack, Zak

Zechariah, with many variant forms and spellings such as Zachariah and Zacharias, is a theophoric masculine given name of Hebrew origin, meaning "God remembers". It comes from the Hebrew word zakhar, meaning to remember, and yah, one of the names of the God of Israel. Though Zechariah is the original transliteration of the name and used in the English translation of the Book of Zechariah, Zachariah, spelled with the letter A instead of the letter E, is more popular, with a common diminutive being Zach (also Zac, Zack, Zacki and Zak). Due to its religious significance, variants of the name exist in numerous languages, and it is also used as a monastic or papal name.

The Arabic form of the name, Zakariya, with spelling variants (Zakariyya, Zakaria, Zekaria), is dealt with on a separate dedicated page, Zakariya.

Variants[edit]

  • Albanian: Zekë, Zaho, Zahari(a), Zaqir(i), Zeqir(i)
  • Amharic: ዘካሪያስ (Zäkariyas)
  • Arabic: زَكَرِيَّا (Zakaria)
  • Armenian: Զաքարիա (Zakʿaria)
  • Belarusian: Захар (Zachar)
  • Bengali: যাকারিয়া, জাকারিয়া (Zakariya, Jakariya)
  • Bulgarian: Захария (Zahari)[1]
  • Bosnian: Zekerijah
  • Catalan: Zacaries
  • Chinese Simplified: 撒迦利亚 (Sājiālìyǎ)
  • Chinese Traditional: 撒迦利亞 (Sājiālìyǎ)
  • Danish: Sakarias, Zacharias, Zakarias
  • English: Zachary, Zachery, Zachare, Zacharia, Zackary, Zackery, Zaqueri, Zechariah
  • Faroese: Sakarias, Sakaris, Sakir, Ziska
  • Filipino: Zacarias
  • Finnish: Sakari, Sakke, Saku
  • French: Zacharie
  • German: Zacharias
  • Georgian: ზაქარია (Zakaria, ZakCaria), ზაქრო (Zakro), შაქრო (Shakro)
  • Greek: Ζαχαρίας (Zacharias)
  • Hebrew: זְכַרְיָה‎ (Zechariah, Zekharyah)[1]
  • Hindi: ज़कारिया (Zaʾkāriyā)
  • Hungarian: Zakariás
  • Indonesian: Zakaria, Zakharia, Zakariya
  • Italian: Zaccaria
  • Japanese: ザカリア (Zakaria)
  • Kannada: ಜಚರಿಯ (Jacariya)
  • Korean: 즈카르야 (Jeukarya) or 스가랴 (Seugarya)
  • Kurdish: Zekerîya
  • Latin: Zacharias[1]
  • Lithuanian: Zakaras, Zakarijas, Zacharijas, Zacharijus, Zakys
  • Macedonian: Захариј (Zaharij)
  • Malay: Zakaria
  • Malayalam (Kerala, India): Skaria, Scaria, Sakaria, Sakariah, Cherian,[2] Kuncherian[citation needed]
  • Māori: Hakaraia
  • Persian: زکریا (Zakariya, Zechariah, Zachariah)
  • Polish: Zachariasz
  • Portuguese: Zacarías
  • Punjabi: ਜ਼ਕਰਯਾਹ (Zakarayāha)
  • Romanian: Zaharia
  • Russian: Захарий (Zakhariy), Захария (Zakhariya), Захар (Zakhar)
  • Scottish Gaelic: Sachairi, Sagairi, Sagaire
  • Serbian: Захарије (Zaharije), Захарија (Zaharija), Зарија (Zarija), Зарије (Zarije)
  • Slovak: Zachariáš
  • Slovenian: Zaharija
  • Somali: Sakariye, Sekaryaah
  • Spanish: Zacarías
  • Sindhi: زَڪَريا (Zaʾkāriyā)
  • Swahili: Zakaria
  • Swedish: Sakarias, Zacharias, Zakarias
  • Tamil: ஜக்கரியா (Jakkariyā)
  • Thai: ซาคาเรีย (Sākhāreīy)
  • Turkish: Zekeriya, Zekeriyya
  • Ukrainian: Захар (Zakhar), Захарій (Zakhariy), Захарія (Zakhariya)
  • Urdu: زکريّا
  • Yiddish: זכריה

People[edit]

The list includes people with the monastic or papal name Zacharias or Zachariah.

For people with the Arabic variants of this name, see Zakariya (includes the variants Zakariyya, Zakaria, Zekaria).

Biblical[edit]

Orthodox saints, venerables, martyrs[edit]

Antiquity through early modern period[edit]

In chronological order:

Single name (modern)[edit]

  • Zacharia, pen name of Paul Zacharia (born 1945), Indian writer of Malayalam literature
  • Zachariah or Zachariah Selwyn (born 1975), American singer-songwriter, actor, and writer
  • Zacarias, stage name of Brazilian comedian Mauro Faccio Gonçalves, cast member of comedy series Os Trapalhões
  • Zacarías (el Perico), performing name of Mexican professional wrestler Mini Máximo (born 1989)
  • Zacharias (klepht), (1759–1804), Greek klepht
  • Zakarias, pen-name of Finnish writer Adéle Weman (1844-1936)

Late modern and contemporary (born after 1750)[edit]

Arranged by order of the last name.

Fictional characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Meaning, origin and history of the name Zechariah".
  2. ^ Cherian: variant of Zacharias among Kerala Christians. The final -n is a Malayalam masculine suffix. Cherian is only found as a given name in India, but in the diaspora it is also used as a surname. Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4, cited at Ancestry.com. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  3. ^ Saint Zacharias the Venerable Martyr: Biography (in Greek), at saint.gr, retrieved 7 August 2021.
  4. ^ Saint Zacharias the Martyr: Biography (in Greek), at saint.gr, retrieved 7 August 2021.
  5. ^ Holy Venerable Martyr Zacharias at johnsanidopoulos.com, retrieved 7 August 2021.
  6. ^ Holy Martyr Zacharias at johnsanidopoulos.com, retrieved 7 August 2021.