Gender Feminine
Usage Biblical
Scripts Σαπφείρη(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. sə-FIE-rə(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Greek name Σαπφείρη (Sappheire), which was from Greek σάπφειρος (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 & CulturesSappheire(Biblical Greek) Saffira(Biblical Latin) Sapphire(English) Safira(Esperanto)

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Entry updated May 29, 2020