Names Categorized "insects"

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ARACHNEfGreek Mythology
Means "spider" in Greek. In Greek myth Arachne was a mortal woman who defeated Athena in a weaving contest. After this Arachne hanged herself, but Athena brought her back to life in the form of a spider.
BEEfEnglish
Short form of BEATRIX and other names beginning with B.
BEOWULFmAnglo-Saxon Mythology
Possibly means "bee wolf" (in effect equal to "bear") from Old English beo "bee" and wulf "wolf". Alternatively, the first element may be beadu "battle". This is the name of the main character in the anonymous 8th-century epic poem 'Beowulf'. Set in Denmark, the poem tells how he slays the monster Grendel and its mother at the request of King Hroðgar. After this Beowulf becomes the king of the Geats. The conclusion of the poem tells how Beawulf, in his old age, slays a dragon but is himself mortally wounded in the act.
CHOfJapanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of CHOU.
CHOUfJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese (chou) meaning "butterfly".
CHOUKOfJapanese
From Japanese (chou) meaning "butterfly" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations can be possible.
DEBfEnglish
Short form of DEBORAH.
DEBBIfEnglish
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
DEBBIEfEnglish
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
DEBBORAfBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of DEBORAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
DEBBYfEnglish
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
DEBIfEnglish
Diminutive of DEBORAH.
DÉBORAfSpanish, Portuguese, French
Spanish, Portuguese and French form of DEBORAH.
DEBORAfItalian, German, Dutch
Italian, German and Dutch form of DEBORAH.
DEBORAHfEnglish, Hebrew, Biblical
Means "bee" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Book of Judges, Deborah is a heroine and prophetess who leads the Israelites when they are threatened by the Canaanites. She forms an army under the command of Barak, and together they destroy the army of the Canaanite commander Sisera. Also in the Old Testament, this is the name of the nurse of Rebecca.... [more]
DEBRAfEnglish
Variant of DEBORAH.
DVORAHfHebrew
Hebrew form of DEBORAH.
ERLEAfBasque
Means "a bee" in Basque.
FLUTURAfAlbanian
Means "butterfly" in Albanian.
HOTARUfJapanese
From Japanese (hotaru) meaning "firefly".
KELEBEKfTurkish
Means "butterfly" in Turkish.
LISSAfEnglish
Short form of MELISSA.
MADHUKARmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "bee, honey-maker" in Sanskrit.
MELANTHAfEnglish (Rare)
Probably a combination of Mel (from names such as MELANIE or MELISSA) with the suffix antha (from Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower"). John Dryden used this name in his play 'Marriage a la Mode' (1672).
MELIKAfHawaiian
Hawaiian form of MELISSA.
MELINAfEnglish, Greek
Elaboration of Mel, either from names such as MELISSA or from Greek μελι (meli) meaning "honey". A famous bearer was Greek-American actress Melina Mercouri (1920-1994), who was born Maria Amalia Mercouris.
MELINDAfEnglish, Hungarian
Combination of Mel (from names such as MELANIE or MELISSA) with the popular name suffix inda. It was created in the 18th century, and may have been inspired by the similar name Belinda. In Hungary, the name was popularized by the 1819 play 'Bánk Bán' by József Katona.
MELİSfTurkish
Turkish form of MELISSA.
MELİSAfTurkish
Turkish form of MELISSA.
MELISAfSpanish, Bosnian
Spanish and Bosnian form of MELISSA.
MÉLISSAfFrench
French form of MELISSA.
MELISSAfEnglish, Dutch, Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "bee" in Greek. This was the name of a nymph that cared for young Zeus in Greek mythology. It is also the name of the fairy who helps Rogero escape from the witch Alcina in Ludovico Ariosto's poem 'Orlando Furioso' (1516). As an English given name, Melissa has been used since the 18th century.
MELITTAfAncient Greek, German
Ancient Attic Greek variant of MELISSA.
MINDYfEnglish
Diminutive of MELINDA.
MISSIEfEnglish
Diminutive of MELISSA.
MISSYfEnglish
Diminutive of MELISSA. This is also a slang term meaning "young woman".
PARVANAfAzerbaijani, Persian
Variant transcription of PƏRVANƏ (Azerbaijani) or PARVANEH (Persian).
PARVANEHfPersian
Means "butterfly" in Persian.
VANESSAfEnglish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch
Invented by author Jonathan Swift for his poem 'Cadenus and Vanessa' (1726). He arrived at it by rearranging the initial syllables of the first name and surname of Esther Vanhomrigh, his close friend. Vanessa was later used as the name of a genus of butterfly. It was a rare given name until the mid-20th century, at which point it became fairly popular.
VESPASIANmHistory
From the Roman cognomen Vespasianus, derived either from Latin vesper meaning "west" or "evening" or vespa meaning "wasp". This was the name of a 1st-century Roman emperor, Titus Flavius Vespasianus, the founder of the Flavian dynasty.
VESPASIANOmItalian
Italian form of Vespasianus (see VESPASIAN).
VESPASIANUSmAncient Roman
Ancient Roman form of VESPASIAN.
VESPASIENmFrench (Rare)
French form of Vespasianus (see VESPASIAN).