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Names That Mean Wind

ZephyrHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "west wind"
  • Description:

    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.

ZephyrHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "west wind"
  • Description:

    Zephyrus was the Greek god of the west wind, and all names associated with him have a pleasantly gentle, breezy feel.

ZephyrineHeart

  • Origin:

    Feminine variation of Zephyr, Greek
  • Meaning:

    "west wind"
  • Description:

    Zephyr may not be a name often heard in the U.S., but its variations are used throughout Europe. Zephyrine, a cousin in sound and feel if not in fact to such lovely names as Severine and Seraphina, has distinctive possibilities.

AnemoneHeart

  • Origin:

    Flower name; Greek
  • Meaning:

    "daughter of the wind"
  • Description:

    Anemone is a floral name that relates to the ancient Greek myth of the famous love story of Aphrodite and Adonis, in which Aphrodite transforms her wounded lover's blood into a flower, the crimson anemone, whose blossoms are opened by the wind — accounting for its other name, windflower.

AlizehHeart

  • Origin:

    Persian
  • Meaning:

    "wind"
  • Description:

    This old Persian name was chosen by actress Geena Davis for her daughter. It's an attractive variation on a name that exists in dozens of forms, from Alissa and Eliza to the French Alizee, but you'll forever be explaining how to spell and pronounce this version.

BayuHeart

  • Origin:

    Indonesian
  • Meaning:

    "wind"
  • Description:

    Bayou? No, but it sounds the same, and since both the Indonesian name and the English word have appealing nature meanings, this is a perfect choice for the family that wants to bridge cultures.

ZephyrinHeart

  • Origin:

    French variation of Zephyr
  • Meaning:

    "west wind"
  • Description:

    This name feels warmer and more human-appropriate in its longer version, but still retains that breezy feel. Trivia tidbit: Zephyrinus was a Jewish pope.

SefarinaHeart

  • Origin:

    Spanish, from Greek
  • Meaning:

    "west wind"
  • Description:

    Sefarina is dramatic and feminine, but Serafina is far more commonly used. Think of Sefarina as deriving from Zephyr, which can be used as a male name; the female version is Zephyrine or Zephyrina, or the Portuguese Zeferina.

CoroHeart

  • Origin:

    Native American
  • Meaning:

    "wind"
  • Description:

    A place name from Venezuela believed to come from an indigenous word for wind, this can make an innovative choice for a child of either sex.

AurettaHeart

  • Origin:

    Italian
  • Meaning:

    "light wind"
  • Description:

    A pretty addition to the Au-girl names like Audrey, Aurora and Autumn. The beginning Aur syllable, which often relates to gold, makes this an appropriate and one of the more unusual names for autumn babies.

MakaniHeart

  • Origin:

    Hawaiian
  • Meaning:

    "wind"
  • Description:

    The sources that do list this name give it as a boys' name, but Woody Harrelson chose it for his daughter, and it does have a feminine lilt.

KariHeart

  • Origin:

    Norse
  • Meaning:

    "curly hair"
  • Description:

    In Norse mythology, the son of the giant who ruled the wind and air; in modern America, recalls a 1970s girl's nickname name, à la Carrie and Keri.

AlizéeHeart

  • Origin:

    French
  • Meaning:

    "trade wind"
  • Description:

    This glamorous name of a hot young French singer is catching on. Tessa and Barron Hilton used it as a middle name for their daughter Milou.

RabiHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "gentle wind"
  • Description:

    Could cause pronunciation problems.

SciroccoHeart

  • Origin:

    Italian, from Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "warm wind"
  • Description:

    Hot.

CoroHeart

  • Origin:

    Native American
  • Meaning:

    "wind"
  • Description:

    A place name from Venezuela believed to come from an indigenous word for wind, this can make an innovative choice for a child of either sex.

TyphoonHeart

  • Origin:

    Chinese
  • Meaning:

    "great wind"
  • Description:

    Might be asking for trouble, especially when your son reaches the Terrible Twos.

PavanaHeart

  • Origin:

    Sanskrit
  • Meaning:

    "peacock"
  • Description:

    If there are too many Savannahs in your neighborhood, you might consider this.

TaditaHeart

  • Origin:

    Native American, Omaha
  • Meaning:

    "to the wind"
  • Description:

    Feminissima.