Zephyr name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Zephyr mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Zephyr

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. 4 submissions from all over the world agree the name Zephyr means "west wind" and is of Greek origin.
  2. According to a user from Guyana, the name Zephyr is of Egyptian origin and means "Gentle breeze".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Zeph"yr
The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze.

Etymology: L. zephyrus, Gr. �, akin to � darkness, the dark side, west: cf. F. zéphyr

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind
  2. A slight wind (usually refreshing)

From Latin zephyrus, from Ancient Greek Ζέφυρος (Zéphuros).

  1. a light wind from the west
  2. any light refreshing wind; a gentle breeze
  3. anything of fine, soft, or light quality, especially fabric

Notable Persons Named Zephyr

Notable Persons Named Zephyr

Zephyr Teachout

Zephyr Teachout is an associate professor of law. Zephyr was given the name Zephyr Rain Teachout on October 21st, 1971 in Vermont, United States.


Zephyr is an artist in the field of graffiti.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Zephyr

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zephyr


Zephyr is an artist in the field of graffiti.

Martin Zephyr

Martin Zephyr was a List of Speakers of the National Assembly of Guyana. His most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to 2001. Martin was born on March 1st, 1931. He left this life on June 10th, 2009.

Gaëtan Zéphyr

Gaëtan Zéphyr is an athlete for the AC Vert-Pré.

Jean-Yves Zéphyr

Jean-Yves Zéphyr is an athlete for the AC Vert-Pré.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zephyr U.S.
  White 11.25% 64.26%
  African American 85.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zephyr

People with the last name Zephyr are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Zephyr

  • How Popular is the name Zephyr? Zephyr is the 7,184th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zephyr was the 79,338th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zephyr have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,913 babies born with the first name Zephyr in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zephyr to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zephyr? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1905 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Zephyr first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zephyr is Sunday, May 23rd, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Zephyr born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zephyr was in 2019 with a total of 154 babies.
  • Random Zephyr Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zephyr is not a popular baby boy's name in Nevada. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Nevada have the same name in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Zephyr: The name spelled backwards is Ryhpez. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Zepyhr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zephyr? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 240 people with the last name Zephyr.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zephyr? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Zephyr as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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