"west wind"

Zephyr Origin and Meaning

The name Zephyr is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "west wind".

If you're looking for a name that's light and breezy, this could be it. A name from mythology: Zephyrus/Zephyr was the Greek god of the west wind-- with many European variations, it's a name that's frequently seen in computer and video games, is a character in the children's book Silverwing, and appears in the Babar books--as a monkey.

Robby Benson and Karla De Vito named their son Zephyr in 1992, and Zephyr Benson is now an actor himself. More recently it was chosen by tech entrepreneur Sean Parker for his baby boy.

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Famous People Named Zephyr

  • ZEPHYR (born Andrew Witten)American graffiti artist, lecturer and author
  • Zephyr BensonAmerican actor/writer/director; son of actor Robby Benson
  • Zephyr Cunningham (b. 2011)son of Julia Bradbury and Gerard Cunningham
  • Zephyr Emerson Parker (b. 2014)son of entrepreneur Sean Parker of Facebook

Zephyr in Pop Culture

  • Michael "Zephyr" Ravensminor character in Jandy Nelson's "I'll Give You the Sun"
  • "The Zephyr Song" by Red Hot Chili Peppersfrom the album 'By The Way'
  • Zephyr Hillswater brand
  • Zephyr BreezeFluttershy’s younger brother in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic