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


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)



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