What does Sapphire mean?
Sapphire /sap-phi-re/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' 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) is based on Ceferino, from Zephyr, the name of a third-century pope.
How popular is Sapphire?
Sapphire is an uncommon given name for females. Sapphire is an equally unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Sapphire for girls. Sapphire has yet to make it into the list so far. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)