Meaning:
Saint Peter

Origin:
English

Fit, Prepared, Survivor

The Deer

Samphire is an English name, it derives from sampiere, meaning ‘Saint Peter’.

There is a coastal succulent herb named Samphire, which was named as such to reflect Saint Peter being the patron Saint of fishermen, and the plants coastal habitat.

Samphire is a hot stand-in name for Sapphire or Saffron. It also reminds me of other offbeat plant names such as Oleander, Aloe and Rye.