Zaire name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Zaire mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Zaire

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Illinois, U.S. says the name Zaire is of African origin and means "River/Body of water".
  2. A submission from the United States says the name Zaire means "Body of water" and is of Odia origin.
  3. According to 2 people from New Jersey, U.S., the name Zaire is of African origin and means "River".
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  1. A republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
  2. The basic unit of money in Zaire

Truncation of Kongo nzadi o nzere (“river swallowing rivers”) which refers to the Congo river; adopted in accordance with the Authenticity Movement.

  1. (historical) the Democratic Republic of the Congo (former name, used between 1971 and 1997).

Zaire was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Zaire

Notable Persons Named Zaire

Zaire Anderson

Zaire Anderson is an athlete for the Denver Broncos. He has been prominent since 2015. Zaire was born on August 18th, 1992 in Philadelphia.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Zaire

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zaire

Malik Zaire

Malik Zaire is a football player. Malik was born on February 28th, 1995 in Kettering, Ohio.

Keelay & Zaire

Keelay & Zaire is a hip hop music record producer. They plays Drum kit, Turntablism, Sampler (musical instrument), and Drum machine. Keelay was given the name Kyle Pierce, Tim Lewis .

Nicolas Zaïre

Nicolas Zaïre is an athlete for the RC Rivière-Pilote.


Fun Facts about the name Zaire

  • How Popular is the name Zaire? Zaire is the 3,144th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zaire have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,179 babies born with the first name Zaire in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zaire to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zaire? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Zaire first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zaire is Monday, January 28th, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Zaire born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zaire was in 2019 with a total of 494 babies.
  • Random Zaire Factoid: According to the 2019 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zaire is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 38 babies in New York have the same name in 2019.
  • Weird things about the name Zaire: The name spelled backwards is Eriaz. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Eraiz. How do you pronounce that?
  • Zaire name meaning

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