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🦋 Emoji Meaning

This emoji represents a butterfly and is often used to symbolize change, transformation or beauty.

🦋 Meaning and explanation


The 🦋 emoji is a butterfly in full bloom with wings outstretched.


The butterfly emoji is often used to symbolize beauty, transformation, freedom and nature. It is often used in contexts related to spring and summer, as these are the times when butterflies are most commonly seen. Because of the metamorphosis that a butterfly goes through, it is also often used to symbolize growth and change.


The butterfly emoji is part of the emoji collection released in Unicode 9.0 in 2016.

The butterfly is a common symbol in many cultures and often represents change and beauty due to its metamorphosis process.

How to use

This emoji can be used in a variety of contexts. Here are a few examples:

To express beauty or nature: "Butterflies in the garden are so beautiful. 🦋"
To symbolize change or growth: "You've changed so much, just like a butterfly. 🦋"
To represent freedom or ease: "Feel free like a butterfly. 🦋"


Compared to other animal emoji, such as the 🐞 (ladybug) or 🐝 (bee), the 🦋 emoji has a more poetic and symbolic connotation, often associated with change and beauty. While the 🐛 (caterpillar) emoji also represents the process of metamorphosis, the 🦋 emoji is often used to represent the end point of this process, the butterfly.

🦋 Other names

The emoji is also known by the following names.

  • 🦋 Butterfly

Popular name:

🦋 Butterfly

🦋 Emotional Classification

First, we take a look at the basic emotion, the core of the emoji's nature. Then we will look at the secondary emotions that the emoji can evoke in us.

Basic Emotions
  • Joy
  • Surprise
Secondary Emotions
  • curious
  • glad
  • surprised

🦋 Examples and how to use

In this section, we examine the emotional impact of emojis. We will use examples to show how emojis can evoke different emotions in the reader depending on the context.


Basic emotion example

I love to see butterflies in the garden. 🦋

Associated feelings
  • enthusiastic
  • glad
  • clear

Basic emotion example

Whenever I see a butterfly, I think of you. 🦋

Associated feelings
  • optimistic
  • glad
  • trusting

Basic emotion example

Your smile makes my heart flutter. 🦋

Associated feelings
  • enthusiastic
  • in love
  • hopeful
🦋 General Information
Category Animals & Nature




Keywordsbutterfly, beautiful
Unicode-Version Unicode 9.0
Emoji-Version Emoji 3.0