Zaire: unisex baby name meaning and popularity

Zaire

An African place name (the former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo), Zaire comes from the Portuguese interpretation of the Bantu word "nzere" - meaning "the river that swallows all rivers," in reference to the Congo River. But you can tell your little Zaire that it means "the kid that swallows all vegetables." Hey, it could work, right?

Nicknames:

Zai, Z.

Famous people named Zaire:

Son of basketball player Dwayne Wade, Zaire Blessing Dwayne Wade.

Fun fact:

French playwright Voltaire wrote a play called "Zaïre," wherein Zaïre was the name of the (tragic) heroine.

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