Zechariah (given name)

Zechariah (given name)

Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Zechariah

gender = Male
meaning = God has remembered
region =
origin = Hebrew
related names = Zachary, Zacharias, Zack, etc.
footnotes =

The male given name Zechariah is derived from the Hebrew זְכַרְיָה, meaning "God 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 Zacharia, Zachariah, Zacharias, Zakaria, Zakariya, Zakariyya, Zachary, Zackary, Zakary, Zekeriya, Xackary, and Skaria. A common shortened form of the name is Zack (again with various spellings).

People with this name include:


*Zechariah ben Jehoiada, martyred son of the High Priest in the times of Ahaziah and Joash
** "See also" Tomb of Zechariah, a monument named after him in Jerusalem
*Zechariah of Israel, king of Israel and son of Jeroboam
*Zechariah (Hebrew prophet), a prophet of the kingdom of Judah
** "See also" his writings, the "Book of Zechariah"
*Zechariah (priest), the father of John the Baptist
** "See also" Islamic view of Zechariah
*Several more minor Bible characters, listed at Zechariah (biblical)

Medieval era

*Zacharias I of Makuria, c. 722, Nubian ruler
*Pope Zachary (741-752), Greek-Calabrian Catholic saint and Pope
*Zachariah (Khazar), 9th century Khagan of the Khazars
*Zacharias III of Makuria (c.822-c.854), Nubian ruler
*Abū Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakarīya al-Rāzi (also known as "Razi" and "Rhazes") (865-925 AD), Persian (Iranian) physician, philosopher and scholar
*Pope Zacharias of Alexandria (1004-1032), Coptic Pope

Modern times

*Zacarias, a Brazilian actor, regular cast member of comedy film series Os Trapalhões
*Zakaria Abdulla, Kurdish pop music star
*Zakariyya Ahmad, Egyptian musician and composer
*Zakaria Alaoui, Moroccan football goalkeeper
*Hanadi Zakaria al-Hindi, first Saudi female commercial airline pilot
*Zakaria Amara, accused of plotting terrorist attacks against targets in southern Ontario
*Zacharias Barbitsiotis (1759-1804), Greek klepht
*Zachary Boyd, (1585-1653) Scottish Religious Thinker
*Zachary Braff (born 1975), American actor
*Zachary Brino (born 1998), American child actor
*Zachary Browne (born 1985), American actor
*Zecharias Frankel (1801-1875), Bohemian-German rabbi and historian
*Zachary Knight Galifianakis (born 1969), American comedian, actor, and writer
*Zakaria Goneim (1905-1959), Egyptian archaeologist
*Wilhelmus Zakaria Johannes (1895-1952), Indonesian doctor
*Zakaria Khan, birth name of Indian actor Jayant
*Karl Salomo Zachariae von Lingenthal (1769-1843), German jurist
*Zakaria Mohieddin (born 1918), Egyptian military officer, former Prime Minister of Egypt
*Zacarias Moussaoui (born 1968), French-Moroccan man convicted of participation in the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks
*Zakaria Paliashvili, Georgian classical music composer
*Teuku Zakaria bin Teuku Nyak Puteh (1929-1973), birth name of Malaysian film actor, director and songwriter P. Ramlee
*Zachary Richard (born 1950), American singer-songwriter
*Zachariah Selwyn (born 1975), American singer-songwriter, actor, and writer
*Zecharia Sitchin (born 1922), American author promoting the ancient astronaut theory
*Zakaria Tamer (born 1931), Syrian writer
*Zachary Taylor (1784–1850), American military leader and the twelfth President of the USA
*Zacharias Topelius (1818-1898), Finland-Swedish author
*Zachery Ty Bryan (born 1981), American actor
*Zakaria Zubeidi, leader of Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades

ee also

*Zacharias (surname)
*Zechariah (disambiguation page)

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