Boy name origins & meanings
- Hebrew : God remembers; renowned by God
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- Polish (Żak), Czech (Žák), and Slovak (Žáik) : nickname for a youthful or studious person, from Polish ̣zak ‘student’, ‘schoolboy’. The original meaning of this word was ‘novice’, ‘candidate for the priesthood’, and so in some cases it is perhaps a nickname for someone who had been destined for holy orders.