GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Biblical
PRONOUNCED: sə-FIE-rə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Greek name Σαπφειρη (Sappheire), which was from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros) meaning "sapphire" or "lapis lazuli" (ultimately derived from the Hebrew word סַפִּיר (sappir)). Sapphira is a character in Acts in the New Testament who is killed by God for lying.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Sappheire (Biblical Greek), Saffira (Biblical Latin)