[ 2 syll. zai-re, za-ire ] The baby girl name Zaire is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced ZiyIH-R †. Zaire has its origins in the Arabic language and it is used largely in African. Zaire is a contracted form of Zara.
See also the related category arabic.
Zaire is uncommon as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly related to Zaire, Zara was the most frequently used. Zaire has mainly been a boy name in the last century.
Baby names that sound like Zaire include Zagiree, Zagiry, Zaher, Zahir, Zahra (African, Arabic, Swahili, and Urdu), Zahraa (Arabic), Zahria, Zahyr, Zakir, Zara (English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Slavic, Arabic, Polish, and Hebrew), Zarah (English, German, and Arabic), Zareh, Zari, Zarie, Zarree, Zarri, Zarrie, Zarry, Zary (Arabic), and Zarya.
† English 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)"