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Congo

Heart
Place-name
"gather"

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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Lists containing Congo

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Famous People Named Congo

  • Kid Congo Powers (born Brian Tristan)American guitarist with The Cramps and the Bad Seeds
  • Louis Congo18th century executioner in Louisiana, USA
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Congo in Pop Culture

  • "Congo" novel by Michael Crichton and 1995 movie
  • Congochimpanzee artist in the London Zoo
  • Congoriver and two countries in Africa
  • "Congo" song by Genesis
  • Congoa voodoo spirit
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