Zechariah (given name)

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Zechariah
GenderMale
Origin
Word/nameHebrew
MeaningGod Has Remembered
Other names
Variant form(s)Zacharias, Zachary, Zakariya etc.
Nickname(s)Zac, Zach, Zack, Zak
Related namesZooey

The male given name Zechariah is derived from the Hebrew זְכַרְיָה, meaning "Yahweh Has Remembered". It is a theophoric name, the ending -iah being a short Hebrew form for the Tetragrammaton.

It has many variant forms and spellings including Sachariah (Scottish Gaelic),[1] Sakari (Finnish), Sakari(a)s (Faroese), Cherian (Malayalam), Skaria, Xackary, Zacarías, Zaccaria, Zaccharia, Zacharia, Zachariah, Zakharia, Zacharias, Zaharia, Zakaria, Zakarias, Zachery, Zakarija, Zakariya, Sakariye, Zakariyya, Zachary, Zachari, Zackary, Zakary, Zekerijah and Zekeriya (Turkish).

Common shortened forms of the name are Zach, Zack and Zac, which may also be given names in their own right.

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  1. ^ Am Bìoball Gàidhlig (1992) Comann-Bhìoball Dùthchail na h-Alba ISBN 0-901518-10-7
  2. ^ a b c http://www.behindthename.com/name/zechariah
  3. ^ 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.