Type Surname (from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. ZAH-k [key]
Other Forms FormsŽák (Czech), Žáik (Slovak), Zack, Zach
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 7/19/2014
A nickname given to youthful or studious people. Comes from the Polish zak, meaning "student" or "schoolboy". It originally meant "novice" or "candidate for the priesthood", and so in some cases it is perhaps a nickname for someone who had been destined for holy orders.