Ladybug names - A seven-spotted ladybug on a leaf

Ladybugs undoubtedly top the list of tiny insects for their charm and vibrant colors. These little creatures have captured our hearts with their polka-dotted wings and dainty demeanor.

In this article, you’ll find 150+ unique ladybug names that will make you appreciate these delightful insects even more!

Names of ladybug species

There are 5,000 different ladybug species in the world. We won’t list all of them, but here are some of the most common ones:

Species nameLatin nameAppearance
22-spot ladybirdPsyllobora vigintiduopunctataYellow with 22 black spots.
Asian lady beetleHarmonia axyridisLarge in size and comes in various colors.
Eighteen-spotted ladybirdMyrrha octodecimguttataBrown with white spots.
Fifteen-spotted lady beetleAnatis labiculataForewings can be of multiple colors, with 15 spots.
Fourteen-spotted ladybugPropylea quatuordecimpunctataComes in a variety of colors. Has 14 black, rectangular-shaped spots on the forewings.
Nine-spotted lady beetleCoccinella novemnotataFour black spots on each forewing, and one divided between two wings.
Asian lady beetle on a yellow background
An Asian lady beetle
Species nameLatin nameAppearance
Seven-spotted ladybug (seven-spot ladybird)Coccinella septempunctataRed elytra (forewings) with black spots.
Steelblue ladybirdHalmus chalybeusBlue or green with no spots on forewings.
Ten-spotted ladybirdAdalia decempunctataRed, orange, or brown with 0 to 12 dark spots.
Thirteen-spot ladybeetleHippodamia tredecimpunctataRed or orange with 13 black spots.
Twenty-spotted lady beetlePsyllobora vigintimaculataDark or orange spots on white background.
Two-spot ladybirdAdalia bipunctataRed forewings with two black spots (one in each wing).
Yellow-shouldered ladybirdApolinus lividigasterA yellow spot on each side of the thorax. Dark forewings with fluffy, light hair!
A yellow-shouldered ladybird eating
A yellow-shouldered ladybird. Image credit: Darren GedyeCC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

How to choose a ladybug name

These types of names work perfectly for ladybugs:

Names that mean ”red”: The seven-spot ladybird or seven-spotted ladybug is known for its red wings with black spots. It is probably the most recognizable ladybug species in the world.

Names that mean ”red”, such as Crimson or Scarlett, are perfect for this beautiful beetle.

If your ladybug is of another color, you can choose a name based on that.

Flower names: Names of flowers and nature-themed monikers are perfect for ladybugs.

Insect names: You can also draw inspiration from name ideas intended for other insects, such as butterfly names.

Girl ladybug names (+ meanings)

Cute, girly names fit female ladybugs.

And, of course, flower names like Lily or Poppy are perfect for ladybug girls.

AdaliaInspired by Adalia bipunctata, the Latin name for the two-spotted ladybug.
Adelina”Small winged one” (Latin)
Akako”Red child” (Japanese)
Anaïs”Grace” (French)
Betty”Oath of God” (Hebrew)
Birgitta”Exalted one” (Scandinavian)
Blanca”White” (Spanish)
Coccinella”Ladybug” in Italian.
Donna”Lady” (Italian)
Fleur”Flower” (French)
Flora”Flower” (Latin)
HarmoniaAfter the Latin name of the Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis.
Iris”Rainbow” (Greek)
KerttuA Finnish girl’s name. The Finnish name for the ladybug is leppäkerttu.
LadyA bit obvious, but of course, this is a fitting name for a ladybug!
Lala”Tulip” (Armenian)
Leia”Heavenly flowers” (Hebrew)
Leila”Night” (Arabic)
Lena”Ray of light” (Persian origin)
Libby”God’s promise” (Hebrew origin)
Liz”God’s promise” (Hebrew origin)
Lottie”Free woman” (French origin)
Louisa”Famous warrior” (German)
Lulu”Pearl” (Arabic)
Luna”Moon” (Latin)
Lydia”From Lydia” (Greek)
MaraInspired by bubamara, the Serbian name for the ladybug.
MarieAfter the German name of the ladybug; marienkäfer.
MariettaInspired by marieta, which is ”ladybug” in Catalan.
Mariquita”Ladybug” in Spanish.
MaryThe ladybug got its name from Virgin Mary.
Meadow”Field of grass” (American)
NellaInspired by the Latin name for the ladybug, coccinella.
PirkkoA Finnish female name found in many Finnish names for ladybug species.
Poppy”Red flower” (Latin)
RubyA fitting name for a red ladybug.
Scarlett”Red” (French)
Septima”Seventh” (Latin). This name fits a seven-spotted ladybug.

Boy ladybug names (+ meanings)

A seven-spotted ladybug spreading its wings on a leaf

Even though the beloved beetle is called a ladybug, not all of them are girls!

Male ladybug names are not as easy to come up with as female versions. But there are still many adorable monikers for ladybug boys:

Abrash”Spotted” (Arabic)
Amarillo”Yellow” in Spanish. A fitting name for a yellow ladybug, such as a 22-spot ladybird.
Avel”Gentle breath” (Hebrew)
Ayodeji”Double joy” (Yoruba). This name suits a two-spotted ladybug.
Bert”Bright” (German)
Birger”Save, rescue” (Scandinavian)
BuckThis name fits ladybugs because it sounds like ”bug”.
Claus”Victory of the people” (German)
Cletus”Called forth” (Greek)
Cosmo”Beauty, universe” (Greek)
Engelbert”Bright angel” (German)
Felix”Fortunate” (Latin). A fitting name for a ladybug since ladybugs symbolize good luck.
Gilbert”Bright promise” (German)
Helios”Sun” (Greek)
Helix”Spiral” (Greek)
Jasper”Treasurer” (Persian)
Lance”Land” (German origin)
Lancelot”Servant” (French)
Leif“Heir” (Scandinavian)
Lennart”Brave lion” (German)
Linus”Flax” (Greek)
Louis”Famous warrior” (German)
MarioA male equivalent of the name Mary (Virgin Mary is the origin of the name ”ladybug”).
MartinThis is another male name that is similar to Mary.
PerttuA Finnish male name that rhymes with Kerttu (derived from leppäkerttu, the Finnish name for the ladybug).
Rubeus”Red” (Latin). This name fits a red ladybug.
Septimus”Seventh” (Latin). A fitting name for a seven-spotted ladybug.
List of ladybug names with a pair of ladybugs on a leaf

Good ladybug names

  • Breeze
  • Crimson
  • Fennel
  • Florence
  • Florian
  • Garnet
  • Ginger
  • Leaf
  • Lenny
  • Leslie
  • Maroon
  • Phoenix
  • Sienna
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Willow
  • Zephyr

Cute ladybug names

Ladybugs are some of the cutest insects!

Names that bring out their dotted forewings, such as Polkadot or Spotty, are always adorable.

If you have a striped ladybird, you could call them Stripey.

  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Bugsy
  • Buzzy
  • Cerise
  • Cherry
  • Clover
  • Coco
  • Cupcake
  • Dizzy
  • Dot
  • Dotty
  • Lucky
  • Nectar
  • Petal
  • Pixie
  • Polkadot
  • Pumpkin
  • Rosie
  • Spot
  • Spotty
  • Strawberry
  • Stripey
  • Sunny

Funny ladybug names

  • Beatrix Beetlejuice
  • Buggy Betty
  • Bugsy Buzzington
  • Count Flutterwings
  • Dotty Redwing
  • Duchess Dotty
  • Lady Applebottom
  • Lady Bugglesworth
  • Lady Gaga
  • Luna the Laughing Ladybug
  • Poppy Beetlemore
  • Spotify
  • Spotzilla
  • The Beetles
A closeup of a ladybug face looking at the camera

Famous ladybug names

FlibbyA ladybug in the video game Croc: Legend of the Gobbos. Baron Dante turned her into a boxer boss in Fight Night with Flibby.
FrancisA drag queen ladybug in the animated film A Bug’s Life.
LuluThe protagonist of the Ladybug Girl picture book series.

Miraculous Ladybug names

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir is an animated television series that has taken the world by storm.

This action-packed show follows Marinette Dupain-Cheng and Adrien Agreste, two teenagers who transform into their alter egos Ladybug and Cat Noir. They achieve this with the help of Kwamis and magical jewelry called Miraculouses.

These are some of the main characters in Miraculous Ladybug:

Marinette Dupain-Cheng (Ladybug)Marinette Dupain-Cheng is the protagonist in Miraculous Ladybug. She transforms into a superhero called Ladybug.
Adrien Agreste (Cat Noir)The protagonist in the series along with Marinette. He transforms into a superhero Cat Noir.
Alya Césaire (Rena Rouge)Marinette’s best friend.
Nino Lahiffe (Carapace)Adrien’s best friend.
TikkiThe Kwami of Creation.
PlaggThe Kwami of Destruction.
Master FuGave Marinette and Adrien their Miraculouses.
Gabriel Agreste (Hawk Moth)The main antagonist in the series. He’s also Adrien’s father.
Chloé Bourgeois (Queen Bee)Marinette’s rival and an antagonist in the series.
Sabrina RaincomprixChloé Bourgeois’s dedicated helper and friend.
Kagami Tsurugi (Ryuko)A Japanese student who transforms into a dragon-themed superhero Ryuko.
Luka Couffaine (Viperion)Transforms into a snake-themed superhero Viperion.
A yellow ladybug on a flower

Ladybug FAQ

Where does the name ”ladybug” come from?

The name ”ladybug” came from European farmers. Pests were eating their crops, and they prayed to Virgin Mary for help.

Ladybugs came to the rescue and ate the harmful pests. The farmers started calling the heroic bugs with the name ”beetle of Our Lady”.

This explains why the name of the ladybug in many languages translates as ”Mary-beetle”.

What do ladybugs symbolize?

Ladybugs symbolize good luck, prosperity, fertility, and rebirth.

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