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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Zaire

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Zaire in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Zaire:

  • Records indicate that 2,794 boys in the United States have been named Zaire since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2007, when 263 people in the U.S. were given the name Zaire. Those people are now 13 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Zaire

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      21 Positive Comments

  • "I'm in my twenties and I am a female. Zaire is my name! I have never been more proud about anything in my life than my name, it is VERY unique. I've never come in contact with anyone male or female with the same name. People do often mispronounce it., however people usually over 35 know it was a country and revel at its uniqueness. My mother told me to pronounce it Za-Ear, and people often couldn't. She mostly pronounces it Zi-Ear. When people try to pronounce my name, they either say Zi-Ear or the worst which i hate Zi-Air. But its always a conversation starter and people always remember me. Not just because of my name , but because I am the total embodiment of it. I am power, unique, and like I used to yell at all the kids who made fun of my name "I'm a QUEEN." lol" Oct. 13, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my sons name he is two. I love this name very much. It is strong and unique just like my Zaire. People really dont comment on it much. However when they do they say nice things." Jul. 2, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name "Zaire" my first son will be named this... spelled Zaiijhere : )!!!" Oct. 19, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had a dream that I had a son and his name was Zair. Name kind of stuck with me now. FYI I don't have any kids. Wonder if it meant anything? Well it is a beautiful name." Jul. 25, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi My name is Zaire and I'm 20 years of age majoring marine and environmental science. Every since I was eight till now, I would always receive positive feedback on my name and people would always ask me "why did your parents name me Zaire". I would just say that the name was given to me because they know I am strong and the name is strong, meaning beautiful river or tend to be very active. This describes me They love to travel and hate to sit around in the same spot for too long. They are bold, daring, and persuasive. They love to try new things and take chances. Professionally, they can be successful as a public figure, in the media, or at developing new ideas for small businesses." Mar. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name i got it from George Forman Vs Muhhamad Ali fight. its just simply unique" Feb. 16, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am considering naming my son Zaire. It was nice to see all these positive comments." Oct. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Zaire. He will be 15 years old and everyone always compliments him on his name. I think he has the most beautiful and coolest name in the world!" Jun. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a son named Zuriel and I have named my youngest son Zaire. I LOVE the name Zaire!" Dec. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "im zire and im a female im 9 but finna turn 10. i love my name,its so cool that even people like to say my name. every body think my name is buetiful. when someone say my name wrong i say it correct to them soy they wont say it a diffrent way." Oct. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zaire and i am also a girl. I had people look at me funny when i told them my name, because they claimed it was a "guy's name". However, this name doesn't necessarily have to be just a guys name. I love my name, and it is cool to see other females named "Zaire"" Jul. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 1st grandchild whether boy or girl will be names Zaire... Simply beautiful :)" Apr. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Zyairre its unique... pronounced the same... I just had to be difficult" Apr. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son name is zaire. He is as rich, beautiful and resilient as the country!" Mar. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is the name of our beautiful daughter. Zaire comes from the mispronunciation of the Kongo word nzere or nzadi which means...the river that swallows all rivers. Which in itself denotes power!" Mar. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Zaire and it is unusal and we love it. I gave him the name as with my other children they all have unusal names. Everyone is alway intrigue as to the origin. As is the name, my son is different. He always correct people who mispronounce his name or he just will not answer, he is only eight but very bright" Mar. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mii Name Is Zaire. people always Pronounce my name wrong and it makes me really mad.Zaire Is a females name aswell for instance me mii name is Zaire and i am a female" Jan. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Zaire is a rich, beautiful and unusual name especially for this century" May. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zaire but I am a girl.Many people say its a pretty name after I tell them how to say it. I have never come in contact with another person by the name of Zaire,and I am a sociable person." Mar. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "its my future sons name. its unique and sounds powerful." Feb. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im naming my son Zaire. I hope he has great experiences with his name." Nov. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "Might be fine if related to the real estate, but as a nation its present and past embody all that is barbarous and regressive. For a boy is is too soft and is needlessly hampered by guaranteed vowel inversion and misspellings: zaire ziare. Moreover, Americans are less able than ever to manage pronunciation of odd words/terms." Oct. 26, 2013: Report as inappropriate

      17 Neutral Comments

  • "oh yes my country zaire my parents land the best of the best " Apr. 19, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have twin sons who are about to turn 17 on Oct 11.their names are Zion and Ziyar.i just loved both of those names. I just chose to spell it different." Jul. 22, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am having a girl and her name will be Zyaire. We are in love with that name." Dec. 27, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "my sons name is spelt zhyaire. just wanted it to be different" Dec. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my 14 year old daughter embodies the name, and I had to be extra difficult I chose to spell it with an ? X? similar to how Xerox is spelt. She gets ?X-here? a lot but she just corrects them and then she gets told how beautiful her name is. Our family name is Malcolm so when she is asked for he last name and firs initial she is Malcolm X. Like I said she embodies the mane, Xaire is strong willed, independent, adventurous, smart and beautiful. Zaire is also a unit of money and so I equate the name with prosperity as well." Aug. 25, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sons 10 his name is Zyair...... orgin african city" Apr. 20, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it my daughter name is zayre but I spelled it different. To make it more unique I love it its strong powerful and its from Africa so I tell her she is a beautiful strong African princess and I'm from the island" Apr. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "ola sou homem, me chamo zaire,adoro meu nome,mais as pessoas as vezes comfundem com nome de mulher." Feb. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my boyfriends name is Zaire and it is a nice name. Some people have trouble pronouncing it and even i have had trouble I use to say Zi-EAR not Zi-AIR and that bothers him but now that I have stopped my parents call him that. The name fits him very well and he's had great experiences with it. I think we've all spelled it wrong once or twice." Jul. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a four year old son his name is Zaire Khemit pronounced Kemet. I absolutely love everything about his name it souds very powerful and masculine but could also be unique for a girl. My daughters name is Zyrnn Khamir pronunced Za-ren unique also havent met anybody with her name. Her dad named her." Apr. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Oldest son name is Zaire Ezan James, quite long but unique like my daughter Brazil Danae, ans my baby boy Zion Heru. All places where you will find tons of people with African origins. We World Wide!!!" Mar. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "the name is actually spelled with two dots on top of the "I". it is a francophone country. without the two dots it is "zare"" Dec. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Zaire can be a girl's name too. I am female and my name is Zaire." Nov. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son who's 3 now is named Zaire. We felt it was a very strong name and it actually fits his personality. We also thought it would be different. We were wrong. His first visit to the doctor we met another Zaire seeing the same pediatrician." Sep. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have the same name, and yes, people do pronounce and say it wrong from time to time. Then they refer it to the Country Zaire which is now the Republic of Congo as of May 1997. Nobody i know has the same name except for this one person i know named Zaira. But i like my name and and currently, i am not complaining about it." Jun. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Zaire is a rich, beautiful and unusual name especially for this century" May. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i named my son zaire last year. we are african-american, and unfortunately, my people have seemed to have the hardest time accepting, much less, pronouncing the name properly. when we meet white people, they are in such awe of that name and know the history of it. many people mis-pronounce it, but once i correct them, they say that is such a pretty name. sounds very strong" Jan. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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