Zephyr is the anglicized form of Zephyros, the name of the Greek god of the west wind in Greek myth meaning “the west wind”. The etymology behind it is unknown though it could be related from Ancient Greek zophos (darkness, gloom, west). It’s also possible the name may be derived from a pre-Greek origin. Traditionally a male name, Zephyr seems to have had some use as a female name as well.

Origin: Ancient Greek

37d62824442ddfc66225e26cee7daaa9
Pinterest

Male forms:

  • Zephyros (Ancient Greek)
  • Zephyrus (Latinized Ancient Greek)
  • Zephyrinus (Late Roman)
  • Tzafrir (Hebrew)
  • Zeferino (Portuguese)
  • Ceferino (Spanish)
  • Zéfiro (Portuguese)
  • Zefiro (Italian)
  • Zeffiro (Italian)
  • Zefferino (Italian)
  • Zéphirin (French)
  • Zéphyrin (French)

 

Female forms:

  • Zephyrina (English)
  • Zephyrine (English, French)
  • Zéphyrine (French)
  • Zephyra (English)
  • Zephyria (English)
  • Zeffira (Italian)
  • Zefira (Italian)
  • Zefferina (Italian)

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: