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I love the literary background. Great name!
noisynora  9/23/2020
Y'all, c'mon.
What if your child turns out to be straight? Even if it weren't the name of a lesbian poet, it's still REALLY unflattering. Please, do not do this. At all costs, do not name your child Sappho.
parmesan juan  5/14/2020
The meaning (and even the original spelling and pronunciation) of the name Sappho are very unclear. For those interested in some current theories (with a derivation from Hittite or Luwian) see here:
elbowin  4/17/2019
Doesn't look very feminine. Sapphire is much prettier as a name.
kayisforkeen  8/19/2018
Sappho is a famous name in Greek. I liked SAPPHO as a name.
tekxpert  2/7/2018
It's very feminine. Then again, gems are very feminine to me, except Jasper. I like it, but she might get teased. And wasn't Sappho bisexual?
― Anonymous User  1/11/2018
Being a lesbian who's studied a lot of LGBT+ history, I've found this name to be inherently associated with queer women, and it's well-known (in the lesbian community at least) what the poet Sappho was famous for. I like the sound of the name, but I don't recommend naming a daughter this because she will quickly be turned into a social experiment over it. People will make comments about her parents, they will make homophobic jokes, and if the poor thing turns out to be straight she might have a hard time convincing people of her heterosexuality because of her name.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
This name strikes me as masculine, but really it works on either gender. It's one of those names that you could choose before you know the gender of your baby.
― Anonymous User  1/30/2016
According to there is also a Greek saint and martyr named Sappho.
― Anonymous User  7/26/2012
It just think it's ugly and nothing more... sorry.
Hai_fisch  4/9/2011
Sounds more like it could be a nickname for Sapphire/Sapphira.
― Anonymous User  2/4/2010
I don't like this name. The O at the end makes it look ugly, and the association with lesbians is quite strong. It would lead to a lot of teasing when people find out about the historical Sappho.
bananarama  9/24/2009
Pretty. I don't really like the way the 'o' on the end meshes with the name though. I'd also be afraid that people would see me as some man-hating jerk trying to make a statement if I named a girl this.
Wilted  6/17/2009
I don't know what it is about this name. Maybe the history behind it. Maybe that I like sapphires. I don't know--but I like it.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2009
Despite the 'o' at the end, this name sounds very feminine. The name sounds quite exquisite in a way, but also a bit foreign, and having the name would be hard in this world of heterosexist tyranny. It would seem like a statement rather than the case of liking the sound of it, and even though many agree with me that lesbian love is a beautiful thing, people might still assume you're some type of separatist weirdo.
slight night shiver  5/5/2008
Sappho was an amazing woman and highly respected in her own lifetime as a magnificent poet. Some thought her a poetic goddess and Plato called her the "Tenth Muse".

Sappho was married and bore one daughter, Kleis. Since her love poems addressed both men and women it was likely she was bisexual.
― Anonymous User  9/19/2007
Sappho was, as mentioned, a Greek poetess. She was most likely a member of an aristocratic or similarly powerful Greek family, and was born in the late 700's B.C. To me, this is a lovely name, and a very pretty meaning.
Kekepania  1/2/2007
Sappho is a beautiful name of a very respected ancient poet. But anyone thinking of using this name should know that 'sapphism' is an obsolete medical term for female homosexuality. Although there is no historical basis for this because from what little is known of her, it seems that Sappho was heterosexual.
visitor27  11/27/2006
From the poetess Sappho, we get the terms "sapphism" and "lesbian" from her home, the Isle of Lesbos.
gaelruadh19  4/2/2005

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