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What does Sapphire mean?

Sapphire Pronunciation of Sapphire 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.




VARIANTS Safira, Saphira, Sapphira, Sephira



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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)

Sapphire was first listed in 1992 and reached its apex position of #1168 in the U.S. in 2018. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sapphire name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sapphire outside U.S.

Which version is better?

The only other popular related form of Sapphire (#1168 FROM RECENT DATA) is Saphira (#1761). These forms of Sapphire are at the top of their popularity presently (MEDIAN #1464). Sapphire has generally been the top pick of parents.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sapphire, Saphira in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sapphire and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike 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.