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A Quranic Name for Boys

How to pronounce Zakariyya

Zoom + rUn + CUp + pRay + swEEt + YArn
or Zoom + mAn + CUp + pRay + mAn + YUmmy

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Zakariyya in Arabic)زَكَرِيَّا
Quranic Nature
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Alternate spellings of ZakariyyaZacary Zekeriya Zekeriyyaa Zakareeya Zachaari Zakaare Zakare Zaakaare Zekeriyaa Zekari Zachaare
All of the above spellings are acceptable for this name. You may also create your own spelling.

Meaning of Zakariyya

Zakariyya is a direct Quranic name for boys that refers to one of the prophets mentioned in the Quran. Zakariyya is mentioned seven times in the Quran and is mentioned as Zachariah in the Bible. He was the father of Prophet Yahya (John) and took care of Mary, mother of Prophet Isa/Jesus.

And thereupon her Lord accepted the girl-child (Mary) with goodly acceptance, and caused her to grow up in goodly growth, and placed her in the care of Zakariyya. Whenever Zakariyya visited her in the sanctuary, he found her provided with food. He would ask: “O Mary, whence came this unto thee?” She would answer: “It is from God; behold, God grants sustenance unto whom He wills, beyond all reckoning.” (Quran 3:37)


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  1. Anonymous on Tuesday 12th of May 2015 07:39:16 AM

    I like the name sakariyya
    The only way it is nicer because it is in the Quran

  2. Anonymous on Tuesday 21st of July 2015 02:33:43 AM

    In Sha Allah when i have baby boy i’ ll call him Zachariah
    😉 beautifull name !!!

  3. Anonymous on Saturday 15th of August 2015 01:09:42 PM

    I have had a baby boy and named him zakariyya love the name

  4. Anonymous on Thursday 29th of October 2015 10:43:45 PM

    Inshallah will name my boy that. Beautiful name!

  5. Anonymous on Sunday 1st of November 2015 04:43:55 PM

    What is the direct meaning of the name? I have a boy his name is zekaria .

  6. Anonymous on Thursday 26th of November 2015 08:29:22 PM

    Is it allowed to use the bilblical spelling of Zachariah in Islam?

  7. Anonymous on Friday 25th of March 2016 11:00:57 AM

    I live in the UK so originally thought to use the typical English spelling of this name (Zachariah/Zechariah) but I have found that the spelling Zakariya is actually more popular here at the moment. Most English ppl seem to use Zachary or just Zak (spelt various ways). Our son is Zakariya NN Zak. In our circle of Muslim friends there are two other Zaks. With our non Muslim friends and family the name is never an issue; they also like it. So glad we used it.

  8. Anonymous on Saturday 15th of October 2016 06:17:34 PM

    My name is zakariya. Am I allowed to spell it “zechariah” as it looks unique.

  9. Anonymous on Saturday 15th of October 2016 06:19:17 PM

    Its direct meaning is ‘God has remembered.’
    خدا نے یاد کیا

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