[ 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 2016, 0.015% of baby boys were given the name Zaire. It ranked at #783 then. Within all boy names in its group, Zaire was the most popular in 2016. 23% more boys were named Zaire than the subsequent ranked name, Zyaire, in that year. In the past century Zaire has mostly been a baby boy name.
Baby names that sound like Zaire include Zaahir, Zaahur, Zaakar, Zaakkar, Zaareh, Zacharie, Zachory, Zachrey, Zachri, Zahair, Zaheere, Zaheir, Zahir, Zahire, Zahur, Zahure, Zahyr, Zahyre, Zakar, and Zakare.
† 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)"