Farfalla


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Italian

Meaning: “Butterfly.”

Pronunciation: (far-FA-lah)

Nicknames: Fara, Falla

Detail: Italian word for butterfly.

The pasta, farfalle, often called “bow-ties” in the US, are really butterflies.

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Psyche


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “Soul.”

Pronunciation: (SAHY-kee) Psyche

Nicknames: Psych

Detail: Personification of the Soul, Goddess of Beauty and wife of Eros.

The ancient Greek word for butterfly.

In this tale Psyche is a young girl of admirable beauty who is unfortunately subject to the jealousy of the goddess Aphrodite. Aphrodite sends her son Eros (Cupid) to Earth to make Psyche fall in love with the ugliest living man but the young god falls in love with her himself. She was united with him after Aphrodite’s jealousy was overcome, granted immortality and bore a daughter (Volupta, which means bliss, delight or pleasure).