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Most Common Male Name: Zachary
Zachary, a form of Zechariah, means “the Lord remembers” in Hebrew. Several people in the Bible are named Zechariah, notably the prophet Zecharias in the Hebrew Scriptures and the father of John the Baptist in the New Testament. Zachary Taylor was the 12th president of the US and the last president to own slaves while in office. Zacarias Moussaoui was convicted of taking part in the attacks on September 11, 2001. Zac Efron is an American actor. Zack Taylor was a character in the American TV show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. California and Louisiana each have a town named Zachary.
Most Common Female Name: Zoe
Zoe means “life” in Greek, and indeed it has taken on new life in recent years. It is sometimes spelled Zoë or Zoey to ensure that the E is pronounced. The name has been used in English-speaking countries only since the 19thcentury. Several Byzantine empresses were named Zoe, and it was also used as an alternative to the name Eve starting in about the 5thcentury BCE. Famous Zoes include Zooey Deschanel, American actress; a Muppet on the American children’s TV show Sesame Street; and Zoe Luper, a character on the American soap opera All My Children.