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What does Zephyr mean?

Zephyr /ze-phyr/ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Zephyr) is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Zephyr is "west wind". Mythology name used in variants like Cefirino and the female form, Zephirine. Literary: Zéphir was the name of a mischievous monkey in Laurent de Brunhoff's "Babar" books.

Associated with: greek, mythology


Zephyr has 8 variants: Zayfeer, Zayfir, Zayphir, Zefir, Zephir, Zephiros, Zephirus and Zephyrus.

Related boy name: Seferino.

Zephyr has 3 feminine forms: Sapphire, Sefarina and Tzefira.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Zaphyr, Zefar, ..

(female) Zephyrra, Zephyrta, ..

How popular is Zephyr?

Zephyr is a rare given name for men but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#99214 out of 150436, Top 66%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Zephyr for boys. Zephyr was first listed in 2009 and reached its highest position of #1578 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zephyr name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Zephyr outside U.S.

Seferino is the only other prominent alternative form of Zephyr (#1578 in 2014) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Zephyr were popular with parents in 2014 (average #1789).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zephyr, Seferino in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Zephyr and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Zephyr is alike in pronunciation to Saphir and Zaphar. Other suggested similar names are Meilyr, Zahir, Zahur, Zeph, Zephan and Zuhayr. Like Zephyr, these names are not commonly used.