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Gender: F Meaning of Sapphira: "sapphire" Origin of Sapphira: Greek variation of Sapphire, Hebrew jewel name

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Sapphira is a lovely name which unfortunately has an unsavory Biblical history. The New Testament Sapphira was killed by God for lying about a tax payment.

There's a Eudora Welty novel called Sapphira and the Slave Girl, and in the book Eragon, it's the name of a dragon.

Sapphire, anyone?

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Pop Culture References for the Name Sapphira

Actually, *Willa Cather* wrote Sapphira and the Slave Girl (1940; story of Nancy, mid-19th-century black slave owned by Sapphira Colbert, her jealous mistress)
Form of Zipporah?
Sapphira Brantley, character from A woman called Fancy, by Frank Yerby