Sapphire name meaning

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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sapphire

User Submitted Origins

Filipino (Philippines)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Alaska, U.S. says the name Sapphire is of English origin and means "A gem, that is known for its gorgeous blue color and that it is a gemstone".
  2. 3 people from Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom agree the name Sapphire means "Precious gem".
  3. A submission from Tennessee, U.S. says the name Sapphire means "blue gem".
  4. A user from Kentucky, U.S. says the name Sapphire means "Sapphire mean A beautiful Gem".
  5. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Sapphire means "Sapphire Santana".
  6. A user from Arizona, U.S. says the name Sapphire is of Hebrew origin and means "Blue".
  7. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Sapphire is of African origin and means "Tell us what sapphire means".
  8. A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Sapphire means "It is a gemstone".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sap"phire
  1. [Min] Native alumina or aluminium sesquioxide, Al2O3; corundum; esp., the blue transparent variety of corundum, highly prized as a gem."Of rubies, sapphires, and of pearlés white." [Chaucer.]
  2. The color of the gem; bright blue.
  3. [Zoöl] Any humming bird of the genus Hylocharis, native of South America. The throat and breast are usually bright blue.

Note: Sapphire occurs in hexagonal crystals and also in granular and massive forms. The name sapphire is usually restricted to the blue crystals, while the bright red crystals are called Oriental rubiessee under Ruby), the amethystine variety Oriental amethystsee under Amethyst), and the dull massive varieties corunduma name which is also used as a general term to include all varieties). See Corundum.

Etymology: OE. saphir, F. saphir, L. sapphirus, Gr. �, of Oriental origin; cf. Heb. sappīr

adjective Sap"phire
Of or resembling sapphire; sapphirine; blue.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A light shade of blue
  2. A transparent piece of sapphire that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
  3. A precious transparent stone of rich blue corundum valued as a gemstone
  4. Of something having the color of a blue sapphire ("sapphire eyes")
  1. A female given name from English from the precious stone.

Notable Persons Named Sapphire

Notable Persons Named Sapphire


Sapphire was born on August 4th, 1950 in Fort Ord.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sapphire

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sapphire

Star Sapphire

Star Sapphire is a comics character.


Sapphire was born on August 4th, 1950 in Fort Ord.


Fun Facts about the name Sapphire

  • How Popular is the name Sapphire? Sapphire is the 4,846th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Sapphire have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,542 babies born with the first name Sapphire in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sapphire to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sapphire? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sapphire first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sapphire is Sunday, May 24th, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Sapphire born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sapphire was in 2019 with a total of 205 babies.
  • Random Sapphire Factoid: According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sapphire is not a popular baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name in 2001.
  • Weird things about the name Sapphire: The name spelled backwards is Erihppas. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rpipeash. How do you pronounce that?
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