A Quranic Name for Boys
Zakarya is variant of Zakariyya and has the exact same meaning and pronunciation (see below for full meaning). You can use either Zakarya or Zakariyya, both are correct and acceptable. If you like this variant more and you'd like to pronounce it the way it is spelled (different than the original name), this is perfectly acceptable. For more details please see the main entry at: Zakariyya.
Full Meaning of Zakarya
Zakarya is a direct Quranic name for boys that refers to one of the prophets mentioned in the Quran. Zakarya 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 Zakarya. Whenever Zakarya 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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