Chrysalis Name Meaning & Origin
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- Comments and insights on the name Chrysalis
My name is Chrysalis. I was named by my dad who is a science professor. The story was that I got my name from the cocoon of the monarch butterfly, which is what a chrysalis is. My sisters are Taffy (older) and Cinnamon (younger), also named by my dad.
Every butterfly pupa is called a chrysalis, not just the monarch butterfly. Butterflies do not have cocoons, either.
- Personal experiences with the name Chrysalis
I've always loved having this name, but I can see how not everyone would be as comfortable with it. It gives me pride to know that my dad cared enough about his daughter to give her a name that she wouldn't hear everywhere she went. I have yet to meet another Chrysalis, and I like it that way. Most of the time I get "Oh what a pretty name! I've never heard that before." Most people don't know what it means, but simply like the sound of it.
- Nicknames for Chrysalis
Chrys, Chrissy, Kisses, Cissy, Christmas
- Meanings and history of the name Chrysalis
Derived from the Greek word for "golden" because of the gold stripe that surrounds the green of the chrysalis.
The cocoon or pupa of the monarch butterfly.
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- Chrysalis in song, story & screen
"Chrysalis" 2007 Directed by Julien Leclercq. With Albert Dupontel, Marie Guillard, Marthe Keller