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

The name Sapphira is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "sapphire". Sapphira and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Yes or No".

From the experts:

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 Willa Cather 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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Famous People Named Sapphira

Sapphira Sellheim-Moss

Pop Culture References for the name Sapphira

Sapphira Brantley, character from A woman called Fancy, by Frank Yerby

From the Greek name Sappheire, which was from the Greek word sappheiros meaning "blue stone" or "lapis lazuli," ultimately derived from a Semitic source (compare Hebrew sappir "sapphire"). Alternatively Sapphira may be a Greco-Latin form of the Hebrew name Zipporah.