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Gender: F Origin of Saffron: Spice name

Spice names are increasingly appealing to the senses of prospective parents; this one, belonging to a precious spice derived from the crocus has a vaguely orange-scented-incense sixties feel.

English actress Saffron Burrows is an attractive current representative, and on the cult classic British TV series Absolutely Fabulous, Saffron "Saffy" Monsoon was the one sane member of her household. Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon has a grown daughter named Saffron.

Saffron can also be considered a color name via its distinctive yellow hue.

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Famous People Named Saffron

Saffron Aldridge - model and multi-year face of Ralph Lauren in the 90s; Sister to models Lily and Ruby Aldridge.

Pop Culture References for the Name Saffron

Saffron "Saffy" Monsoon - daughter of Edina Monsoon on Absolutely Fabulous
Saffron, wife of Malcolm Reynolds in the "Firefly" episode "Our Mrs. Reynolds"
Saffron "Saffy" Casson - from the "Casson Family" series by Hilary McKay
Saffron Burrows - British actress
Saffron is the color of robes worn by monks of some Eastern religions.
Saffron, character in Super Paper Mario for Wii
Saffron is the original girl name used in the song, "Mellow Yellow" by Donovan.

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