Sapphire This jewel name of Hebrew origin is perfect for the little girl who will put a sparkle in your eye. (And some gray in your hair.) Nicknames: Saph, Saphie. Famous people named Sapphire: Pro wrestler Sapphire (real name: Juanita Wright); novelist Sapphire (real name: Ramona Lofton); actress Sapphire Elia. Fun facts: Sapphire is the September birthstone.