Gender: Female Origin of Butterfly: English word name

Butterfly Origin and Meaning

The name Butterfly is a girl's name of English origin.

Fluttery and flighty. But there are a couple of names that mean butterfly you might consider, such as Yara and Farasha.

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Butterfly's International Variations

Babochka (Russian) Fella (Italian) Farasha (Arabic) Borboleta (Portuguese) Papillon (French)


fifi_forever Says:



RainstreamofSpiritClan Says:


That's very specific.

nuki.h09 Says:


My middle 2nd middle name is Butterfly, I do get a lot of comments on it and people love it! I've never met anybody else with this name (yet!)

indiefendi2 Says:


this isn't even a pretty word let alone a pretty name. this is for the same people who like Rainbow, Cricket, and Zeppelin.

HayleyWebb Says:


I feel like this is a name that a 15-year old white trash druggie would name her kid, thinking that it would be cute to have a 5-year old named Butterfly, and when the daughter was 16 she ran away from home, changed her name, and never spoke to her mum again.

FractalShadow Says:


Mariposa is cute!

sometimeschessie Says:


Maybe the Spanish "Mariposa" will suit better? It's still ultra-feminine, but loses the hippie/stripper vibe.

TheaFox Says:



mschull Says:


Serious white trash name.

PoppyOrangey Says:


Maybe a cute toddler nickname, but do you really want your daughter the lawyer, doctor, etc. growing up with the name Butterfly?... She will most likely change it.

AoifeORegan Says:


I feel like that's not the only thing wrong with this...

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I know it's silly but for some reason I really like it.

fuzzycub Says:


"Butt" is not a good nickname.

CocoWhite Says:


Could maybe work for a middle name, but I don't think I'd use it as a first. Too flowery and impractical.