Zephyr

First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
240
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Zephyr" mean? The list below shows the origins of Zephyr as well as things modernly associated with the name Zephyr such as celebrities named Zephyr.

Origin and Meaning of Zephyr

"Zephyr" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "West wind". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Zeph"yr
The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze.

Etymology: L. zephyrus, Gr. �, akin to � darkness, the dark side, west: cf. F. zéphyr

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind
  2. A slight wind (usually refreshing)
Wiktionary

From Latin zephyrus, from Ancient Greek Ζέφυρος (Zéphuros).

  1. a light wind from the west
  2. any light refreshing wind; a gentle breeze
  3. anything of fine, soft, or light quality, especially fabric

Notable Persons With the Name Zephyr

Zephyr Teachout is an associate professor of law. Zephyr was given the name Zephyr Rain Teachout on October 21st, 1971 in Vermont, United States.

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Zephyr is an artist in the field of graffiti.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Zephyr

Zephyr is an artist in the field of graffiti.

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Martin Zephyr was a List of Speakers of the National Assembly of Guyana. His most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to 2001. Martin was born on March 1st, 1931. He left this life on June 10th, 2009.

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Gaëtan Zéphyr is an athlete for the AC Vert-Pré.

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Jean-Yves Zéphyr is an athlete for the AC Vert-Pré.

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How popular is the baby name Zephyr in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1905 5 5 0
1908 5 5 0
1910 7 7 0
1912 8 8 0
1913 8 8 0
1914 5 5 0
1915 6 6 0
1916 11 11 0
1917 9 9 0
1919 6 6 0
1920 9 9 0
1921 5 5 0
1922 5 5 0
1923 10 10 0
1924 5 5 0
1925 8 8 0
1926 7 7 0
1927 5 5 0
1930 6 6 0
1937 5 5 0
1975 6 0 6
1981 7 7 0
1983 8 8 0
1984 6 6 0
1985 5 0 5
1986 5 0 5
1991 6 0 6
1992 7 0 7
1994 7 0 7
1995 6 0 6
1996 6 0 6
1998 15 7 8
1999 6 0 6
2000 12 0 12
2002 24 8 16
2003 30 7 23
2004 26 0 26
2005 46 10 36
2006 49 6 43
2007 50 11 39
2008 49 7 42
2009 88 9 79
2010 98 18 80
2011 89 6 83
2012 83 20 63
2013 117 26 91
2014 122 22 100
2015 151 25 126

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Popularity of Zephyr as a first name

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Popularity of Zephyr as a last name

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Common last names for Zephyr

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zephyr U.S.
  White 11.25% 64.26%
  African American 85.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zephyr

People with the last name Zephyr are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Zephyr

  • How Popular is the name Zephyr? Zephyr is the 8,846th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zephyr was the 79,338th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zephyr have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,259 babies born with the first name Zephyr in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zephyr to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zephyr? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1905 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Zephyr first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zephyr is Sunday, May 23rd, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Zephyr born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zephyr was in 2015 with a total of 126 babies.
  • Random Zephyr Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zephyr is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Zephyr: Your name in reverse order is Ryhpez. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hpyerz. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zephyr? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 240 people with the last name Zephyr.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zephyr? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Zephyr as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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What does the name Zephyr mean?

Zis for zest, your zeal for life.

Eis for enchant, for enchant you will.

Pis for playful, the fun side of you.

His for heart, warm and loving.

Yis for young, the years never show!

Ris for romp, you know how to have fun!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.