Whether Mohammad Ali is going to be baby’s hero or not, “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee” is a good mantra to live by. There aren’t many names that directly translate to “butterfly,” but there are quite a few variations on classics and unique names that come from the type names of the world’s fluttery friends. Vanessa is a heavy hitter in this list, having steadily gained popularity since 1712, when the florid name was first associated with butterflies. Butterfly baby names were born out of poetry, and there’s hardly anything more fitting than that for your gorgeous little one on the way.