Sapphira Name Meaning & Origin
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- Nicknames for Sapphira
Phira, Sapphie/Sapphy, Sapphire, Phire, Sapph/Saph, Pire, Pira, 'Ra, Sa'Ra, Sapph'Ra
Variation spelling: Sapphyra, Saphira, Saphyra, Sapphirra, Sapphyrra,Sapphyrah, Sapphyrrah, Saphirah, Sapphirrah, Saffira, Saffirah
- Meanings and history of the name Sapphira
Probably means beautiful or precious; comes from the Hebrew word sapir, meaning gem or jewel.
Related to the word "sapphire." Sapphires are highly prized gems, most famous for their beautiful vibrant blue variety but also sold in every other color under the name "rainbow sapphire" or "fancy sapphire." These come in all the basic colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, brown, white, black, and grey, as well as many hues and shades such as peach, teal, and magenta. Some sapphires are identified as "star sapphires" because they display a starburst design within them, making them always look as if they were radiating or reflecting light. Others change color in different lighting.
Related spellings/names: Saphira, Safira, Safirah, Zafira
- Famous real-life people named Sapphira
Sapphira Jane Sellheim-Moss, daughter of writer/fashion model Tara Moss
Safira de Wit, beauty pageant champion
Zafira Daima, dancer
As-Safirah, Syrian city
- Sapphira in song, story & screen
Sapphira, character in a Biblical legend
Sapphira, character in Henry Fielding's novel Joseph Andrews
Sapphira Colbert, character in Willa Cather's novel Sapphira and the Slave Girl
Saphira, character from Inheritance Cycle
Sapphira Adi, character in Dragon in Our Midst
Sapphira Brockhouse, character in Lord of the Rings