What does Sapphire mean?
Sapphire /sap-phi-re/ 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.
Associated with: biblical
(female) Sapphine, Shasphire, ..
(male) Sapphiser, Sapphiver, ..
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 history of Sapphire for girls. Sapphire was first listed in 1992 and reached its apex position of #1422 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
The only other popular related form of Sapphire (#1422 from recent data) is Saphira (#1765 from recent data). These forms of Sapphire are at the top of their popularity presently (median #1593).
Recommended names are Maire, Ralphine, Sabine, Sachi, Sachiko, Sadie▲, Sadira, Sahara, Sahra, Saidie, Saige▲, Saira, Sallie▼, Samarie, Samira, Sammie, Sanchia, Sandie, Sandrine, Sannie, Saoirse, Saphron, Sarahity, Sarahlee, Sarie, Sarine, Sasilie (see Cecilia), Savine, Saydie, Seraphine, Serophine, Shira, Shiree, Shiri, Shirl, Sophia▲, Sophie, Stephaine, Stephane, Stephene, Stephine, Sunshine and Synthie. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sapphire.