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"Zaire" is derived from the Portuguese word "Zaire", which is an adaptation of the Kongo word "nzere" or "nzadi," which mean "the river that swallows all rivers."
Penneyperson  4/21/2012
I believe it's pronounced "tsah-IHR".
― Anonymous User  1/20/2013
The name Zaire was given to 41 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
From 1971 to1997 this was the name of the country now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Cirrus  7/23/2013
The more popular pronunciation that is being used among American boys today is zye-EER.
Icycoldhot  10/31/2013
The name Zaire was given to 302 boys born in the US in 2016.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
I love Zaire on a girl. Why did 28 percent vote it as masculine when it was a female name since the 1700s. Zaire Beatrice is what I would use.
XironDarkstar  10/14/2017

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