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Gender: Female Origin of Butterfly: English word name

The name Butterfly is a girl's name of English origin. Butterfly and is often added to lists like Butterfly Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven/Hell/Purgatory Themed Girls".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Butterfly

Thelma "Butterfly" McQueen, American actress
Butterfly Giselle Grace Boucher, Australian singer-songwriter
Julia Lorraine "Butterfly" Hill, American environmental activist

Pop Culture References for the name Butterfly

Butterfly, nickname of Cio-Cio Sang in Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly"
Janet "Butterfly" Taylor, character in the "Orphans" series by V.C. Andrews
Arlene "Butterfly," character in movie "Death Proof"
Butterfly, character in movie "K-11"
"Butterfly Effect", song by Travis Scott

Butterfly's International Variations

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