Zaire - Meaning of Zaire
[ 2 syll. zai-re, za-ire ] The baby boy name Zaire is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is ZiyIH-R †. Zaire is used chiefly in the English language, and it is derived from Arabic and African origins. From African roots, its meaning is river.
In addition, Zaire is a variant of the name Zahir (Arabic, Hebrew, Swahili, and Turkish).
Zaire is a somewhat popular baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 2008, 0.012% of baby boys were given the name Zaire. It ranked at #844 then. The baby name has since steeply fallen in popularity, and it is of very light use in recent years. In 2012, its usage was only 0.010% and its ranking #964, but it was nonetheless the most commonly used within all boy names in its group. In the past century Zaire has mostly been a baby boy name.
Baby names that sound like Zaire include Zaahir, Zaahur, Zaakar, Zaakkar, Zacharay, Zacharie, Zachrey, Zachri, Zahair, Zahar, Zaheere, Zaheir, Zaheire, Zahir, Zahire, Zahireh, Zahur, Zahure, Zahureh, and Zahyr.
† Pronunciation for Zaire: Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"