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Insect Names
Names that mean firefly, lightning bug, grasshopper, locust, spider,
bumble bee, honey bee, yellow jacket, etc. Also see Butterfly Names.

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  • UNISEX:

    1. DEDE: African Luo unisex name meaning "grasshopper; locust."

    2. ERLEA: Basque unisex name meaning "bee."

  • MALE:

    1. ACRISIUS: Latin form of Greek Akrisios, probably meaning "locust." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Argos, the grandfather of Perseus.

    2. AKRISIOS (Ἀκρίσιος): Greek name probably derived from the word akris, meaning "locust." In mythology, this is the name of a king of Argos, the grandfather of Perseus.

    3. CHANSOMPS: Native American Algonquin name meaning "locust."

    4. HESUTU: Native American Miwok name meaning "yellow jacket nest rising out of the ground."

    5. LUZIGE: Egyptian name meaning "locust."

    6. MADHUKAR (मधुकर): Hindi name meaning "bee."

    7. MUATA: Native American Miwok name meaning "yellow jackets inside a nest."

    8. XICOHTENCATL: Nahuatl name meaning "angry bumblebee."

  • FEMALE:

    1. ABELLA: From the Spanish surname, of uncertain etymology. The name was originally a Catalan byname for a bee-keeper or small and active (as a bee) person. It may, therefore, have been derived from Latin apicula, meaning "bee." 
    2. ABELLE: French form of Spanish Abella, possibly meaning "bee."
    3. ADEDE: African Luo name meaning "grasshopper."

    4. ARACHNE (Ἀράχνη): Greek myth name of a young girl who was turned into a spider by Athena, meaning "spider."

    5. BINE: Yiddish name derived from the word bin(e), meaning "bee." Compare with another form of Bine.
    6. BINKE: Pet form of Yiddish Bine, meaning "bee."
    7. CORIANDER: English name derived from the spice name coriander (also commonly called Cilantro), from Latin coriandrum, from Greek corys ("bedbug") with the added element -ander "resembling" (referring to the smell of the spice which is similar to the odor of bedbugs), hence "smells like a bedbug."
    8. DEB: Short form of English Deborah, meaning "bee."
    9. DEBBI: Variant spelling of English Debbie, meaning "bee."
    10. DEBBIE: Pet form of English Deborah, meaning "bee."
    11. DEBBY: Variant spelling of English Debbie, meaning "bee."
    12. DEBI: Pet form of English Deborah, meaning "bee."
    13. DÉBORA: Portuguese and Spanish form of Hebrew Debowrah, meaning "bee."
    14. DEBORA: Italian form of Hebrew Debowrah, meaning "bee."
    15. DEBORAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Debowrah, meaning "bee." In the bible, this is the name of the nurse of Rebecca, and the prophetess-judge and wife of Lapidoth
    16. DEBOWRAH (דְּבוֹרָה): Hebrew name meaning "bee." In the bible, this is the name of the nurse of Rebecca, and the prophetess-judge and wife of Lapidoth. Also spelled Devorah.
    17. DEBRA: Contracted form of English Deborah, meaning "bee."
    18. DEBS: Pet form of English Deborah, meaning "bee."
    19. DEVORA: Variant spelling of Hebrew Devorah, meaning "bee."
    20. DEVORAH: Variant spelling of Hebrew Debowrah, meaning "bee." 
    21. DVORAH: Variant spelling of Hebrew Devorah, meaning "bee." 
    22. DVOIRE: Yiddish form of Hebrew Devorah, meaning "bee."
    23. HOTARU (): Japanese name meaning "firefly; lightning bug."

    24. KOKYANGWUTI: Native American Hopi name meaning "spider woman at middle-age."

    25. PHUENG: Thai name meaning "bee."

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