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Gender: Female Meaning of Sappho: "sapphire" Origin of Sappho: Ancient Greek

Sappho Origin and Meaning

The name Sappho is a girl's name of Greek, Ancient_Languages/Civilizations origin meaning "sapphire".

Name of the 7th century BC Greek lyric poet born on the island of Lesbos, whose name has been synonymous with lesbian love. Though this name is rarely used today, it certainly could be and, some might say, SHOULD be revived.

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FUNCTIONBASIC Says:

2017-04-26T00:23:24

:)

Daiseymae Says:

2017-04-10T22:47:31

Probably Nazimova

bagel3 Says:

2017-04-08T13:12:41

you realize that the word sapphic was derived from sappho, the greatest sapphic of all..?

Daiseymae Says:

2017-01-10T06:56:01

Sappho reminds me of sapphic. A total NO!

EW314 Says:

2016-01-26T16:01:35

I agree! Sappho was a very laudable woman and a great namesake for a little girl IMO.

amberdaydream Says:

2014-11-05T16:52:14

I think this is a prettier alternative to Sophie.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:

2014-10-05T07:28:46

Others may disagree, but I think this is a good feminist name.