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It's a kind of car. I think this is a fantastic name if you want something cool and uncommon. It's a guy's name, but I think it would be better on a girl.
-- harlequinlibertine  9/24/2006
I love this name, but seeing as how Zephyr raped a nymph in Greek mythology, it's got a pretty unpleasant origin.

Also I wouldn't want people to think I'd named my son after a Red Hot Chilli Peppers song (not that it's a bad song) or an old Ford. Such a shame!
-- natismo  3/18/2007
It was previously stated that Zephyr raped a nymph, but actually, it was the North Wind, Boreas.

Cool name, but not one I'd actually name somebody. :)
-- Anonymous User  2/13/2008
This is my name. And I'm a girl. Greek mythology is pretty neat. :]
-- Anonymous User  5/27/2007
"The Zephyr Song", the second single from the Red Hot Chili Peppers' album By the Way.
-- LMS  7/31/2007
The Zephyr Flower, scientific name Zephyranthes candida.
-- Anonymous User  7/31/2007
A Zephyr is a type of flying craft, like a blimp.
-- LMS  7/31/2007
The Zephyrs are an Edinburgh, Scotland-based indie band.
-- LMS  7/31/2007
Zephyr is a well-known graffiti artist from New York City.
-- LMS  7/31/2007
In Kenneth Oppel's book "Silverwing," there is a character named Zephyr. Zephyr is an albino and is also a prophet. If I remember rightly (please correct me if I'm wrong) he was blind.

Also, in the second book in the "Maximum Ride" series (I don't recall who wrote it, sorry), one of the characters pretended his name was Zephyr.
-- Anonymous User  8/7/2007
I think this name sounds very feminine; I like it better for a girl.
-- Maro  8/7/2007
Zephyr is probably the weirdest name that I like, as I'm an old-fashioned named kinda guy, but it's nice!
-- Ranee  8/20/2007
Zephyr is Russian for marshmallow.
-- Anonymous User  8/26/2007
In Digimon Frontier, the fourth season of digimon, Zoe's beast spirit is Zephyrmon. Also, I'm using the name Zephyr for a spirit guide (Lilly's) in my book.
-- ShizukoChan  9/16/2007
I love the meaning of this name. It sounds so cool!
-- KamekoIida  3/16/2008
Zephyr Rain Teachout, blogger for The Nation.
-- wordybookworm  5/17/2008
A female character in Jodi Picoult's novel The Tenth Circle. She is the best friend of Trixie, the main character.
-- Anonymous User  5/28/2008
I am surprising myself by saying I really like this name :) for boys and girls.
I also think of the Zephyr song when I hear this name, and I like the Chilly Peppers so it's all good. :)
-- Anonymous User  8/12/2008
Not that famous, but in Maximum Ride: School's out Forever, a character pretends this is his name.
-- Likeyeahwhatev  2/28/2009
In French, the name is pronounced zeh-FEER, and is spelled Z├ęphyr.
-- William Lafrance  5/2/2009
While spelled Zephir, this is the name of a character (monkey) in the Babar the Elephant series.
-- Nyx  5/31/2009
I think this is a really cool name, but I actually prefer it on a girl--which is odd, because it was the name of a Greek *God*. Huh. I guess that's the reverse of what happened to Artemis--people thought it sounded more masculine and used the name on men. Eh, whatever, I like it.
-- erb816  7/27/2009
Great name!
-- alexa7289  9/14/2009
Well, I'm usually all for keeping masculine names masculine and feminine names feminine... but, I think this name is absolutely lovely on a girl, and a bit girly on a boy.
That aside, I like it tremendously on a guy, I think of a really handsome man with a sense of adventure. On a girl, I think of a fun-loving breezy type who's mind runs a mile a minute. And on a girl, I think Zephie (or Zeffy) and Phyra (FEER-uh) are adorable nicknames.
-- DaphneSusan  10/9/2010
A famous bearer OF SORTS is, well, there is a computer font named this.
-- Anonymous User  10/9/2010
Zehpyr for a guy. Zephyra for a girl. Both great names.
-- Dawson  2/28/2011
A friend's grandmother had a horse named Zephyrbelle. I always thought that was a pretty name.
-- haileyrose  6/5/2011
I like the Italian form Zefiro.
-- Anonymous User  12/31/2011
As much as I wish that I could share a fondness for "Zephyr"... I cannot (and will not) endorse such a thing; it is simply unusable (but expected) in today's society.

Beside it being overrated and undeniably unflattering to the ear, I find it to be unattractively pompous, terribly pretentious; a name with an air that would appeal to a pair of 'holier-than-thou' bombastic parents, unfortunately for their child. It is not something that supports the intelligence and prospect that the bearer likely holds-- it is something that will create an unnecessary barrier in the professional world.
-- Francesca  2/1/2012
@Francesca,

No, childish names like Zayden would "create an unnecessary barrier in the professional world".

Zephyr has a light pleasant sound, is highly memorable, and is not made-up. Furthermore, being as uncommon as it is, Zephyr is definitely not overrated. If anything, it's underrated.
-- Tiger Lilly  12/15/2013
Sooooo unique.. I'd use it for a cat's name!
-- Hushpuppy  2/8/2014
My sister's name is Zephyr. While most people have a hard time pronouncing her name the first few times, they usually get the hang of it after they hear it a few times. It does sound light and nice. My family has yet to meet another Zephyr besides the character in Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2.
-- muji  4/2/2014

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