Given Name SAPPHIRA

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: Σαπφειρη (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: sə-FIE-rə (English)   [details]

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.

Categories

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OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Sappheire (Biblical Greek), Saffira (Biblical Latin), Sapphire (English), Safira (Esperanto)