The Republic of Zaire was the name of the present day Democratic Republic of the Congo, also called DR Congo, the second largest country on the continent of Africa. Due to a large variety of ethnic groups and communities, French is the official language of the DR Congo, declared as such to ease communication between the diverse groups. Conservative estimates report that over 240 languages are spoken within the DR Congo, making an official and relatively neutral language of government a necessity. With so many assorted ethnic groups listing authentic Zaire or Congo names and meanings can become quite a challenge. However, Baby Name World does maintain categories of African, Bantu and French baby names and name meanings for effortless searching.