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Baby Names Zephyr


Zephyr is a cool and trendy-sounding name option for boys or girls. Despite this modern feel, it dates back to ancient Greece and the mythological god Zephyros. Though such an old name, it has never been on the top 1,000 list of the Social Security Index.

Meaning of the Name Zephyr

Zephyr is a baby name that originated from the Greek name Zephyros. One of the mythological characters actually had this latter name, as he was the god over the west wind. Unfortunately, the name has still not become a top 1,000 option in America.

The baby name Zephyr means “west wind” because the original, Zephyros, had the same meaning. To some, Zephyr could just be a shortened version of this god's name.

baby name Zephyr


Nicknames for Zephyr

Zephyr is a strong baby name with a cool and modern feel to it. It is very unique at the moment, but there are expectations that it will rise in popularity, making it more common. If you're looking for a nickname for the Zephyr in your life, we've compiled a list of options to help you along and to help get you inspired.

  • Zeph
  • Zephie
  • Zephy
  • Zepp
  • Zep
  • Zee
  • Zee Zee

Zephyr Name Details

Style: Classical

Gender: Neutral

Pronunciation: ZEHF-er

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spelling for Zephyr

  • Zefir
  • Zefyr
  • Zephir
  • Zephur
  • Zepher

Zephyr Name Popularity

Despite the fact that Zephyr has been a name option for centuries and is popular throughout Europe, it has never made it to the top 1,000 list in America. It seems to be getting more popular, however, as celebrities and entrepreneurs like Sean Parker are choosing this option for their children.

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Great Middle Names for Zephyr and Their Meanings

  • Anna (grace, favor)
  • Venus (goddess of love and beauty)
  • Luna (moon)
  • Nora (light)
  • Leo (lion)
  • Ash (happy)
  • Axel (father is peace)
  • Yann (God is gracious)

Famous People Named Zephyr

  • ZEPHYR (artist name of Andrew Witten)
  • Zephyr Benson (actor, “Apple Seed”)
  • Zephyr Teachout (law professor)
  • Zephyr Wright (cook for President Johnson)
  • Zephyr Breeze (character from “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”)
  • Zephyr Doyle (character from “The Girl Who Fell”)
  • Zephyr (character from “How to Train Your Dragon” series)
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