Origin of the name SAFIRE.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name SAFIRE.
A Saracen knight, brother to Sirs Palomides
and Segwarides. (The Reader's Handbook of Famous Names in Fiction, &c.,
Brewer, 1884). It is another spelling of Saffire
(q.v.), which is probably Medo-Persian, meaning "sapphire," from
saffir. Also spelled Safir.