Sapphire is the name of a gemstone that is commonly associated with a deep-blue color though it can also be any other color except red. The word comes from Old French saphir via Latin sapphirus which comes from Ancient Greek sappheiros which either derives from a Semitic source or it derives from Sanskrit sanipriya meaning "dear to Saturn". Sapphire is the…



Sappho is an Ancient Greek female name possibly related to Greek sappheiros meaning "sapphire" either derived from a Semitic source or possibly from Sanskrit sanipriya meaning "dark-colored stone" or more literally "dear to Saturn". The name is famously associated with a 7th century Greek poetess and as a symbol of female homosexuality. Origin: Semitic, Sanskrit    


Zafir is an Arabic male name, a variant spelling of Zafar meaning "victory, triumph, success". It's also a surname derived from the given name. Spelled zafír (with the accent on the i), it becomes the Hungarian word for "sapphire". Origin: Arabic Variants: Zafeer Zafar