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What does Zephyr mean?

Zephyr Pronunciation of Zephyr 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. Also form of Seferino.

ASSOCIATED WITH greek, mythology


VARIANTS Zayfeer, Zayfir, Zayphir, Zefir, Zephir, Zephiros, Zephirus, Zephyrus

FEMININE FORMS Sapphire, Sefarina, Tzefira



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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)

Zephyr was first listed in 2009 and reached its highest position of #1373 in the U.S. in the year 2015, and is at #1532 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Seferino is the only other prominent alternative form of Zephyr (#1532 IN 2018) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Zephyr were popular with parents 1 year ago (AVERAGE #1694) and are almost as common today.

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-sounding names are Meilyr, Zahir, Zahur, Zeph, Zephan and Zuhayr. Like Zephyr, these names are not commonly used.

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