If you’re anything like me, you can’t get enough of butterflies! They’re delicate, beautiful creatures that come in various colors and patterns. And what’s not to love about them? They always seem to bring a smile to our faces.
To help you celebrate these amazing creatures, we’ve put together a list of 150+ beautiful butterfly names.
How to choose a butterfly name
If you’re new to butterflies, you may wonder how to choose a name for these cute little creatures. Here are some tips to help you pick the perfect name for your new friend.
First, consider the appearance of the butterfly. Is it colorful or more subdued? What pattern does it have on its wings? This can help you narrow down your choices.
Next, think about the personality of the butterfly. Is it shy or outgoing? Playful or serious? Naming a butterfly is like choosing a pet name – you want a name that reflects its personality.
Finally, don’t be afraid to get creative! There are no rules when it comes to naming butterflies. If you see a cute little yellow butterfly flitting around your garden, why not call it Sunshine?
Here are some ideas to inspire you to find names for butterflies:
- Flower names
- Names that are based on colors
- Names that mean butterfly
- Names that mean flying
- Fairy names
Beautiful butterfly names for girl
Butterfly names are cute and feminine. They’re perfect for naming a baby girl. Here are some of the most charming options, including their meanings:
|Adelina||“Small winged one” (Latin)|
|Adelpha||Means “beloved sister” in Greek. Adelpha is also a genus of butterflies.|
|Alexandra||“Defending men” (Greek)|
|Ava||“Like a bird” (Latin)|
|Camilla||Limenitis camilla, the white admiral, is a butterfly species. Camilla means “helper to the priest” in Italian.|
|Claudina||This name is inspired by the Claudina butterfly, Agrias claudina. It has stunning bright pink and blue wings.|
|Chrysalis||“The state of a butterfly between larva and adult” (Greek)|
|Cynthia||Cynthia is a group of butterfly species. The name itself means “moon goddess” in Greek.|
|Ella||“Fairy maiden” (English)|
|Fay||“Fairy” (French origin)|
|Holly||“The holly tree” (English)|
|Kassandra||“Unheeded prophetess” (Greek)|
|Magnolia||A beautiful flower.|
|Marigold||“Golden flower” (English)|
|Mariposa||Means “butterfly” in Spanish.|
|Paloma||Means “dove” in Spanish, and “butterfly” in Catalan.|
|Papillon||“Butterfly” (French origin)|
|Yara||“Small butterfly” (Arabic)|
|Yasmin||“Jasmine flower” (Persian)|
Cute butterfly names
There are few creatures on Earth as lovely as butterflies. Here are some pretty butterfly names for these fluttering beauties. Many of these are based on flowers. After all, butterflies are usually found in the vicinity of flowers!
Unique butterfly names
|Apollo||The Apollo butterfly is a butterfly species with dotted wings.|
|Cressida||Means “gold” in Greek. Cressida cressida is also the Latin name of the clearwing swallowtail butterfly species.|
|Emerald||The Emerald swallowtail is a butterfly species with impressive emerald green wings.|
|Peacock||Peacocks are known for their colorful appearance, and so are butterflies.|
|Schmetterling||Means “butterfly” in German.|
|Ursula||“Little female bear” (Latin)|
|Zephyr||Means “west wind” in Greek.|
|Zinnia||“Zinn’s flower” (Latin)|
Good butterfly names
Famous butterfly names
|Butterfly||A butterfly who speaks in riddles in Peter S. Beagle’s fantasy novel The Last Unicorn.|
|Caterpillar||The Caterpillar is a hookah-smoking character in Lewis Carroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.|
|Gypsy||A gypsy moth in the animated Pixar film A Bug’s Life.|
|Mothra||A butterfly-like monster that appeared in the 1961 film Mothra.|
Monarch butterfly names
Monarch butterflies are one of the most beautiful and popular types of butterflies.
The Monarch butterfly is known for its orange and black wings and its ability to hibernate and metamorphize.
These name ideas reflect the characteristic orange color of monarch butterflies:
|Amber||The amber color is very similar to the shade of a monarch butterfly’s wings.|
|Coral||Coral reefs are orange, just like monarch butterflies.|
|Cyra||This female name means “sun” in Persian.|
|Cyrus||A boy’s name that means “sun” in Persian.|
|Helia||A Greek girl’s name that means “sun”.|
|Helios||Helios means “sun”. A male version of Helia.|
|Marigold||A beautiful plant with orange flowers.|
|Saffron||“Yellow flower” (Arabic)|
|Sienna||A shade of orange.|
|Tigerlily||Tiger Lily is a species of lily with orange flowers. The flowers even have black spots, making the coloring similar to a monarch butterfly’s wings.|
Royal butterfly names
These majestic monikers make you feel like a royal!
Japanese butterfly names
|Aoki||Means “blue tree”. This makes a cute name for a blue butterfly.|
|Cho||“Butterfly” in Japanese.|
|Hanako||A girl’s name that means “flower child”.|
|Hitomu||A Japanese boy’s name that means “one dream”.|
|Mizuto||A boy’s name that means “water sound”.|
|Murasaki||“Purple” in Japanese.|
|Yuri||A girl’s name that means “lily”.|
Rainforest butterfly names
Butterfly names by color
Purple butterfly names
Names that reflect the purple color are perfect for a purple butterfly. Many of these options are based on purple flowers.
|Amethyst||A beautiful purple gemstone.|
|Hyacinth||A violet-colored flower.|
|Lavender||The lavender flower has a purple color.|
|Yolanda||Means ”violet” in Greek.|
Blue butterfly names
Names of beautiful blue flowers fit for blue butterflies.
|Azul||Means “blue” in Spanish.|
|Cornflower||A blue flower.|
|Indigo||A purple-blue shade.|
|Sapphire||A stunning gemstone with a blue color.|
Red butterfly names
|Crimson||A deep shade of red.|
|Phoenix||A mythical red bird.|
Yellow butterfly names
Nothing makes you as joyful as the first sight of a brimstone after a long winter. The beautiful yellow butterfly is a telltale sign that summer is just around the corner. These names reflect the happy yellow color:
|Buttercup||A pretty yellow flower.|
|Daffodil||A cute yellow flower.|
|Dandelion||Another yellow flower we see all around in springtime.|
|Nellie||Means “sun ray” in Latin.|
|Sol||Means “sun” in Spanish.|
Black butterfly names
White butterfly names
|Blanca||Means “white” in Spanish.|
|Galatea||“White as milk”|
|Moonflower||A white romantic flower.|
|Starflower||A perennial with white flowers.|
Birth month butterfly names
Each birth month is associated with a unique birth month butterfly. Which winged species matches your birthday?
I hope you liked these fluttery names! Do you still need more inspiration? You might also enjoy our post on cute dragonfly names.
Or find more ideas on our list of best pet bee names.