Called Eponyms, many words tell interesting tales about their origins.Wittingly or unwittingly, few people and places have left their names for posterity through words that were coined after them.

These words are derived from the names of real, fictional, mythical or spurious persons, places or characters, although many of these Eponyms come from the persons surnames.

Here is The List of Eponyms beginning with Z.

Zany: Adjective

Amusingly unconventional or idiosyncratic

Zany: Noun

A Zany person

From Zanni, Venetian from Gianni (John), the stock name of servants acting as clowns in the commedia of dell’arte.

Zoroastrianism: Noun

A monotheistic pre-Islamic religion of ancient Persia founded by the prophet Zoroaster (Zarathustra) in the 7th century BC

The Parsis of India are followers of the Persian prophet Zoroaster (660-583 BC).

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