Gender: Male Origin of Zeppelin: Word name

Zeppelin Origin and Meaning

The name Zeppelin is a boy's name .

Zeppelin is one of those quintessential rock star names (it was used--or invented--by Jonathan Davis of the group Korn)--which not many other parents are likely to pick up on.

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rockXmyXworldXxxX94 Says:


For anyone saying, “you’re naming your kid blimp,” there actually is a difference between a Zeppelin and a blimp. A blimp is basically just a balloon. They have no internal structure and their shape is held only by the lifting gas. They’re also called “pressure airships.” Whereas a Zeppelin, actually called a “rigid airship,” consists of internal metal framework covered by a fabric. The word “Zeppelin” actually refers to the German company that produced them, Luftschiffbau Zeppelin, therefore it could be argued that the name Zeppelin can be grouped with names like Mercedes, Ford, Lexus, Bentley, Harley, Aston, Chevy/Chevelle, etc. But even without that, at face value, zeppelins were pretty cool. They weren’t the fastest or safest form of air travel possible, but they were enormous metal airships that, through the feats of early 20th century engineering, were made lighter than air and could fly!

Then, of course, there’s Led Zeppelin. Sure, the band name originated from Keith Moon and John Entwistle from The Who saying the band would go down like a lead balloon, but y’know what? They didn’t. Instead, they became one of the biggest, most innovative, and most influential rock bands in history, despite only actively making music and touring for 12 years. So, yes, Zeppelin may be an unusual name and not everyone’s cup of tea, but I think that anyone who finds it to be a cool and usable name is absolutely justified in doing so :)

KaressaIan Lang Says:


Our 10 month old sons name is Zeppelin Louis James born august 24th 2016 and we are lovers of led zeppelin.

lesliemarion Says:


I love Zinedine and Zebulon and Zevon. Blimp not so much.

kiwipop Says:


reminds me of zippline

Guest Says:


I'm a major Led Zeppelin fan so I know the history of the name of the band. A zeppelin is a large blimp, you're literally naming your kid "blimp". Keith Moon and John Enwistle from The Who said the band would go down like a lead ballon or a lead zeppelin. I reiterate, you'd be naming your kid "blimp". (Still better than Jagger though *cringe*)