Given Name SAPPHO

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Σαπφω (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: SAP-PAW (Classical Greek), SA-fo (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Possibly from Greek σαπφειρος (sappheiros) meaning "sapphire" or "lapis lazuli". This was the name of a 7th-century BC Greek poetess from Lesbos.

Categories

blue, gemstones, history, nature, poets, uncertain etymology, womens history
Entry updated December 8, 2017