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2
It’s ok. I would like to meet someone called Zephyr.
Amy.B  3/8/2021
2
I really like the name and I like "Zeph" as a nickname.
KassieRose13  2/13/2021
2
It's a really easygoing name.
noisynora  12/14/2020
4
Zephyr is such a cool name. Like it's a mixture of badass and handsome. I don't know how to describe it.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2020
1
I know somebody who has the surname Zephyr. His name is Daniel Zephyr.
― Anonymous User  10/12/2020
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Zephyr could work for females, even if it's a dominantly male name. Take Hiccup's daughter from the How to Train Your Dragon franchise for example.
RHAWK3935  9/11/2020
-9
I hate this name. I just don't like the sound it makes, everyone's going to regret naming their child this.
Anders1234  5/25/2020
5
My son is named Zephyr. My ex husband and I are pagan and my ex is Greek, and my son was born during a massive snow and wind storm so it was what he picked. I fell in love with it right away. My son is now currently two and I think it suits him well, he's very breezy and happy. We usually use Zef or Z for nicknames.
― Anonymous User  5/21/2020
2
It's interesting how this name has moved back toward being predominantly male, because in the early 20th century in the USA it was mostly female. In the 1940 U.S. Census, latest to be released, there were 240 women and only 52 men named Zephyr.
clevelandkentevans  1/24/2020
-7
It's an absurd name for a child. Hipsters will regret it.
― Anonymous User  12/30/2019
10
You can't deny that this name is absolutely badass.
edg0123  2/6/2019
6
Named my son Zephyr and we love it! I call him Led Zeph for short, or Zephiros, or Z-baby.
ezzephdad  4/17/2018
5
My wife came upon the name because of the Greek god and I had reservations at first. But it's growing on me and after seeing an earlier comment about a monkey character named Zephir, I think we have found our 2nd boys' name. I named our first Ace :)
K4L  5/31/2017
3
This name is close to my heart as I named my son Zephyr in 2006. Having a love for the water and maritime language, the term was not foreign to me. My son loves his name. I had my family tell me "With a name like that he will never be president!" A few short years later Barack Obama was elected US president. Case closed, my loving family. No need to worry so much. I have since met 2 other people with the name. One on a trip to Atlanta, Georgia and another man on my trip to St. Marteen. Both much older and both born in different countries.
carpediem13  5/11/2017
3
The name Zephyr was given to 126 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/22/2016
3
There was a Disney Fairy named Zephyr, and so I've always thought this was a feminine name... I still do because that was the first time I heard this name.
― Anonymous User  3/9/2016
2
Lincoln Motor Co did a sedan by the name... back in the 30's and again in the 00's.
brando  12/18/2015
1
A diminutive and feminine form of Zephyr would be Zephie.
Marusero  9/30/2015
6
I am naming my son Zephyr. My husband and I grew up in Lake Tahoe and even though we've moved it will always be home and we wanted to name our son something as a tribute to one of the most beautiful and cherished places we've ever been, so my husband came up with Zephyr as in Zephyr Cove in Lake Tahoe. I was a bit offended by a negative comment by someone stating that it sounds pretentious and like the parents that would name their child this have a "god like complex" or whatever, but I know we are not those people. I am a hairstylist and my husband is an engineer, we lie somewhere between creative and professional and are very connected to nature (Zephyr means a soft gentle breeze), so I think this name fits in with us just perfect.
― Anonymous User  9/17/2015
3
I love how it sounds and I find the meaning so calm and beautiful. :)
― Anonymous User  1/19/2015
5
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
1
Sooooo unique.. I'd use it for a cat's name!
Hushpuppy  2/8/2014
-14
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
13
@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
2
I like the Italian form Zefiro.
― Anonymous User  12/31/2011
1
A friend's grandmother had a horse named Zephyrbelle. I always thought that was a pretty name.
haileyrose  6/5/2011
2
Zehpyr for a guy. Zephyra for a girl. Both great names.
Dawson  2/28/2011
-3
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
1
A famous bearer OF SORTS is, well, there is a computer font named this.
― Anonymous User  10/9/2010
2
Great name!
alexa7289  9/14/2009
-2
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.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2009
2
While spelled Zephir, this is the name of a character (monkey) in the Babar the Elephant series.
Nyx  5/31/2009
3
In French, the name is pronounced zeh-FEER, and is spelled Zéphyr.
William Lafrance  5/2/2009
1
Not that famous, but in Maximum Ride: School's out Forever, a character pretends this is his name.
― Anonymous User  2/28/2009
0
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
1
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
3
Zephyr Rain Teachout, blogger for The Nation.
wordybookworm  5/17/2008
3
..and it should be pointed out that the New York state political figure Zephyr Rain Teachout, mentioned below, is a woman, not a man.
clevelandkentevans  1/24/2020
0
@clevelandkentevans is correct, Zephyr Rain Teachout is a female.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2020
4
I love the meaning of this name. It sounds so cool!
KamekoIida  3/16/2008
0
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
5
Zephyr is Russian for marshmallow.
― Anonymous User  8/26/2007
5
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
1
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
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I think this name sounds very feminine; I like it better for a girl.
Maro  8/7/2007
2
"The Zephyr Song", the second single from the Red Hot Chili Peppers' album By the Way.
LMS  7/31/2007
4
The Zephyr Flower, scientific name Zephyranthes candida.
― Anonymous User  7/31/2007
3
A Zephyr is a type of flying craft, like a blimp.
LMS  7/31/2007
2
The Zephyrs are an Edinburgh, Scotland-based indie band.
LMS  7/31/2007
3
Zephyr is a well-known graffiti artist from New York City.
LMS  7/31/2007
1
This is my name. And I'm a girl. Greek mythology is pretty neat. :]
― Anonymous User  5/27/2007
0
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
6
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
-4
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

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