[ 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. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 2000s. At the modest height of its usage in 2007, 0.012% of baby boys were given the name Zaire. It ranked at #803 then. In 2012, its usage was 0.010% and its ranking #964, and it was 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)"