Swahili place name from Persian
"black coast"

Zanzibar Origin and Meaning

The name Zanzibar is a boy's name meaning "black coast".

Zanzibar is an island region off the coast of Tanzania. It's never been recorded as a baby name, but for those with a connection to Zanzibar, it's an intriguing and unique option chock full of zesty Zs.

The place name is derived from the Arabic word zanjibār, ultimately from the Persian zangbâr, composed of the elements Zang, meaning "black," and bâr, "coast."