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Meaning and name origin

Sapphire \s(a)-pphi-re\ as a girl's name is pronounced SAFF-ire. It is of English origin. Jewel name and the birthstone for September. The Hebrew names Sapir and Saphira, like the English word and name Sapphire, are derived from the Hebrew term for the gem. Sapir is very rarely used, probably because the biblical Sapphira was a woman who was executed by God for lying. Safira (sa-FEER-ah) (Spanish) is based on Ceferino, from Zephyr, the name of a third-century pope.

Sapphire has 4 variant forms: Safira, Saphira, Sapphira and Sephira.


Sapphire is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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