Sakari is a Finnish male given name. The name originates from the Hebrew name Zechariah (Hebrew meaning “Yahweh remembers” or “Yahweh gives”). The name, in its various forms, has become widely recognized through the Bible. In the New Testament, there is mention of Zechariah as the father of John the Baptist. It also shares similarities with the name of the Old Testament prophet, Zechariah, although they have different origins, with Zechariah meaning “to pay a wage.”

According to the data from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency, Sakari has been given to 82,726 men and fewer than 20 women in Finland by the end of 2019. Sakari’s name day is celebrated on January 14th, in honor of Sakari Topelius’s birthday.