Gender: Male Meaning of Congo: "gather" Origin of Congo: Place-name

Congo Origin and Meaning

The name Congo is a boy's name of African origin meaning "gather".

Not long ago, the name of this central African republic was firmly in place-name territory and not seen as baby appropriate. But those boundaries are moving so quickly that all kinds of place-names that were once not considered as baby names, from Alaska to Morocco to Chicago to, yes, Congo are on the list. The place-name Congo is taken from the people and language of the Kingdom of Kongo. In that language, the word kongo means "gather".

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ambercat Says:


Kinshasa or Brazzaville?