Of Hebrew origin.
Zachary is the English form of the Greek name Zacharias, which is a translation of the Hebrew Zechariah.
It is a name of several Old Testament characters, including the prophet Zechariah, who wrote the “Book of Zechariah”.
In the New Testament it was the name of John the Baptist’s father.
Until the Protestant Reformation, the name was rare in the English speaking world.
Variants are: Zacarías, Zacharie, Zakhar, Zac, Zack, Zackery, Zak, Zachery.
Famous bearers are Zachary Quinto, Zachary Levi, Zach Galifianakis, Zac Efron, Zachary Carothers, Zachary Donohue.