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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 "If I had 8 daughters whose names started with...".

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.