From Late Latin Zacchaeus, from Ancient Greek Ζακχαῖος (Zakkhaîos), from Hebrew זכי (zakkay), literally "pure, innocent", which came from זכה (zacha, “be clean, pure”)
- (rare) A male given name
- 1611, Bible (Authorized, or King James, Version), Luke 19:8:
- And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold
- “Zacchaeus” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).