in the U.S.
since 1880



How popular is the baby name Sapphire in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1979 5 5 0
1980 7 7 0
1981 10 10 0
1982 11 11 0
1983 9 9 0
1984 13 13 0
1985 17 17 0
1986 24 24 0
1987 29 29 0
1988 46 46 0
1989 31 31 0
1990 60 60 0
1991 66 66 0
1992 74 74 0
1993 82 82 0
1994 97 97 0
1995 92 92 0
1996 88 88 0
1997 96 96 0
1998 117 117 0
1999 106 106 0
2000 96 96 0
2001 88 88 0
2002 93 93 0
2003 86 86 0
2004 90 90 0
2005 74 74 0
2006 94 94 0
2007 107 107 0
2008 94 94 0
2009 119 119 0
2010 94 94 0
2011 100 100 0
2012 126 126 0
2013 132 132 0
2014 159 159 0
2015 144 144 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Sapphire baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,776 babies born with the name Sapphire in the United States. That's more than enough Sapphires to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Sapphire" was in 2014 with a total of 159 babies.

According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sapphire" is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1997. Across the entire United States a total of only 96 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Sapphire" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sapphire as well as things modernly associated with the name Sapphire such as celebrities named Sapphire.

Origin and Meaning of Sapphire

The name "Sapphire" is of English origin, and it means "Gemstone". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sap"phire
  1. [Min] Native alumina or aluminium sesquioxide, Al2O3; corundum; esp., the blue transparent variety of corundum, highly prized as a gem."Of rubies, sapphires, and of pearlés white." [Chaucer.]
  2. The color of the gem; bright blue.
  3. [Zoöl] Any humming bird of the genus Hylocharis, native of South America. The throat and breast are usually bright blue.

Note: Sapphire occurs in hexagonal crystals and also in granular and massive forms. The name sapphire is usually restricted to the blue crystals, while the bright red crystals are called Oriental rubiessee under Ruby), the amethystine variety Oriental amethystsee under Amethyst), and the dull massive varieties corunduma name which is also used as a general term to include all varieties). See Corundum.

Etymology: OE. saphir, F. saphir, L. sapphirus, Gr. �, of Oriental origin; cf. Heb. sappīr

adjective Sap"phire
Of or resembling sapphire; sapphirine; blue.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A light shade of blue
  2. A transparent piece of sapphire that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
  3. A precious transparent stone of rich blue corundum valued as a gemstone
  4. Of something having the color of a blue sapphire ("sapphire eyes")

Other Inspirations for the Name Sapphire

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Sapphire Earrings
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Sapphire Preferred
Sapphire Rings
Sapphire Nesd
Sapphire Steven Universe

Alternative Meanings

S is for sensitive, another side shows.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

P is for pioneer, your adventuresome spirit.

P is for pure, the spiritual side of you.

H is for heart, warm and loving.

I is for ideals, no higher!

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

Your name in reverse order is "Erihppas". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Reiapsph". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Sapphire born Jun 17, 1965

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Australia approximately on 1325. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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