As with the girls’ names, these names share much beyond their potential popularity. Most are ancient names, slumbering for centuries. While they hail from a range of cultures, a quorum are rooted in Ancient Rome or mythology. And as has been the trend with boys’ names, how they end — in n, r, us, or o — seems to be more important to their fashion status than their first initial.
Here, 9 unusual boys’ names we see ready to pop.
Name of the Greek god of the west wind, Zephyr is starting to blow into the modern world along with many of his ancient brethren. Until recently, most children only heard the name, spelled Zephir, as the appellation of the monkey friend of Babar the Elephant in the classic French story books. But in the future, Zephyr will more likely be a preschool classmate.