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Gender: M Meaning of Zephyr: "west wind" Origin of Zephyr: Greek

If you're looking for a boy's 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 a fledgling actor himself. More recently it was chosen by tech entrepreneur Sean Parker for his baby boy.

Famous People Named Zephyr

ZEPHYR (born Andrew Witten), American graffiti artist, lecturer and author
Zephyr Benson, American actor/writer/director; son of actor Robby Benson

Pop Culture References for the name Zephyr

Zephyr de Chateaupers, son of Esmeralda and Phoebus in Disney's "Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Michael "Zephyr" Ravens, minor character in Jandy Nelson's "I'll Give You the Sun"
"The Zephyr Song" by Red Hot Chili Peppers, from the album 'By The Way'
Zephyr Hills, water brand
Zephyr Cunningham (b. 2011), son of Julia Bradbury and Gerard Cunningham
Zephyr Emerson Parker (b. 2014), son of entrepeneur Sean Parker of Facebook