Meaning: “Sapphire, blue gemstone.”
Pronunciation: (sah-FEER-ah); (sah-FAHY-rah)
Nicknames: Saph, Saphi, Safa, Phira
Detail: Sapphira was a character in Acts in the New Testament.
In the book Eragon, the main character’s blue dragon is named Saphira.
Sapphire gemstone is the birthstone for the month of September.