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Simon Lebon's middle daughter is named Saffron.
-- alisoncorbitt  6/23/2005
There is an actress from a movie called 'Circle of Friends' who is named Saffron Burrows.
-- stace87  8/5/2005
There's book "Saffy's Angel" by Hilary McKay about girl Saffron Csson and her family.
-- Anjamon  8/7/2005
There is also Saffron Alderage, a model.
-- SophieMaria  11/28/2005
Saffron (Saffy) is the name of Edina's daughter on the comedy show Absolutely Fabulous, played by Julia Sawalha.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
I like this name a lot, and I've used it for a character of mine with red hair. The name is so bright and energetic, and it's an unusual and very pretty name that's not hard to say or spell.
-- Iridosmine  10/16/2006
Have named a character Saffron. Such a nice name.
-- Sparky221  2/16/2007
I like this only as a middle name.
-- LilaMayaNeve  8/27/2007
I love this name, and would definitely use it for a girls name when I'm older, but I would use the nickname Saffie, which is a lot prettier.
-- i-heart-me  4/3/2008
It's really warm and lively. I would definitely consider it for another daughter, perhaps with the planty Lilias.
-- Anonymous User  4/6/2008
I'm not particularly happy about the fact that this name is also a spice, but it's not like I dislike the name Juniper any less because it's a tree. Nature names just seem better than spice names somehow. I think this is a cool name, and it sounds like a total redhead name despite the yellow-ish color of the spice. The name wouldn't sound bad on any dark-haired woman either, but it doesn't seem ''right'' on a blonde. It sounds like the name of someone cool and confident with a good taste in music and progressive values.
-- slight night shiver  5/5/2008
It's okay with a nice middle name, but it gets really tacky with some middle names.
-- GarbageGuy  5/16/2008
Saffron is one of the many names of the very untrustworthy "wife" of Malcolm Reynolds on the show Firefly, two other names being Yolanda and Bridget.
-- Anonymous User  7/12/2008
There's a popstar in episode 4 (3 in English) of the anime show Sailor Moon whose name is Saffron.
-- Anonymous User  9/19/2008
This name was used only rarely in England during the nineteenth/twentieth century craze for flower names. It received some attention during the 1960s, since it features in Donovan's hit song, "Mellow Yellow".
It appears to be used in Turkey as a girl's name, in the form "Safran".
In the Bible the spice Saffron - long the most valuable of all spices - is called "karkom"; the modern Hebrew is "safran", like that Turkish girl's name.
-- Jonquil  10/30/2008
I like it. I don't really find it any different from Violet.
Like the previous person said, it was used a little during the Victorian floral boom (or should I say bloom?) and ranked 304th on the England name chart for 2007 so it is not a rare name now if you consider it is more popular than April, Alex and Joanna just to provide a few examples.
-- Anonymous User  12/2/2008
This has almost become a second name for me. Whenever I hear it, I think someone is calling to me or talking about me. On a side note, I am quite fond of the spice Saffron and think it would be a suitable name for a daughter.
-- ICEyun  2/25/2009
I definitely enjoy having this name. At times when I introduce myself, people mishear and misspell it, but as many people are intrigued and charmed by it. I've had a handful of people start singing "Mellow Yellow" when they hear my name. I like that it carries that obviousness that I had hippie parents, but also a certain unconventional glamour. I can dress it up or dress it down.
-- SaffronJaune  4/27/2009
Being named Saffron, all I get is compliments about it. My mum likes unusual names and my sister is called Ruby. I get nicknames like Saf, Saffy, Froon (boyfriend's creation lol) and Sassaroni, Sas from family. Loads of people spell it Safron, Saphron.
-- Saffrooony  6/7/2009
This name sounds really beautiful and unique. It would be great as the name of a character in a short story.
-- -Julia-  7/24/2009
This name puts me in mind of a brainless Essex girl with a bad attitude and her hair scraped back into a 'facelift'. I can just imagine the name "Saffron" being screeched by a loud-mouthed, track-suit wearing mother.
-- LakeGirl  8/10/2009
This sounds like a name straight out of a Joss Whedon or sci-fi show. Very hippie-ish and trying too hard to be unique.
-- slyboots  11/15/2009
This name sounds really trashy and like the name of a stripper.
-- bananarama  11/26/2009
I prefer the spelling Safran- a phonetic variant that, unlike other phonetic variants, is smart and neat.
-- lucyskydiamonds  1/23/2010
I think this is a very sweet name. Reminds me of Saffron from Firefly though.
-- Anonymous User  10/19/2010
Saffron is a pretty name but the fact that it's a spice puts me off a bit.
-- starz26  10/23/2010
Saffron was one of the names of a con artist played by Christina Hendricks on the television series "Firefly".
-- faelivrin  4/6/2011
I suppose it's an okay name, as it's spunky and uncommon. I disagree with the people who say it's a redhead name; it sounds more like a name for a girl with long, black hair. It does sound a bit out-there, being a spice. But then again, I like the name Rue, which is also a spice, so I can't talk.
-- Black_X  7/28/2011
I hate this name. All I can think of is the spice and that's not a good thought when it comes to naming someone. It might be ok for a pet, not a kid.
-- GibsonGirl  9/7/2011
I've only ever heard it pronounced SAF-rahn.
-- Meapergirl  11/16/2011
This is too cutesy, in my opinion.
-- Annelle  11/14/2012
What a cheerful, pretty & lovely name! ^^
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2014
The name itself is really sweet. One of my friends is called Saffron-Mai.
-- OttilieMaisie  4/3/2015
There are two Saffrons in my school of 900 so it's not very common. I have to say, both those people are very pleasant and the name is also very bright and cheery.
-- IsolationHedge  6/12/2015
It seems Safranum comes from the Persian intercessor za'farān (زعفران), which may be ultimately from the unattested word *zar-parān (زرپران) zar (زر) meaning "gold" and par (پر) meaning "feather" that is to say "having yellow leaves". [noted -ed]
-- minimiel  12/17/2015
As far as spice names go, I like it better than Ginger or Coriander, but it's still not a favorite of mine. Probably because Saffron isn't a spice I like to begin with, ha ha.
-- RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016
The name Saffron was given to 21 girls born in the US in 2015.
-- HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
Under-rated in my opinion. It's a real strong female name. Spicy and strong, I like it. I hope to see it come up as popular in the future!
-- Anonymous User  7/31/2016
A beautiful name for a special child. Our only daughter, a twin had the exact heart rhythm as her brother and scans had shown only one child was to be born. The shadow had meant the medical staff hadn't spotted her. A lovely surprise. She is special, confident and beautiful. We had to give her a special beautiful name.
-- lovelife  8/19/2016
Saffron Henderson is a Canadian voice actress and singer who often works with Ocean Productions in numerous anime dubs. Henderson tends to be cast as mature and flirtatious women, young boys and teenage girls, as well women with accents.

In 1989 she appeared in The Fly II as Veronica Quaife, the romantic comedy Cousins, and Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan as rocker J.J. Jarret.

Saffron has also provided backing vocals on several albums, including for ex Free/Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers' 1999 album Electric.
-- lilolaf  6/9/2017
I think this would be a wonderful boy's name. The spice is so aromatic, and studies have shown it to be a natural anti-depressant and aphrodisiac.
-- tomboysquirrel  7/31/2017

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