Mariposa means “butterfly” in Spanish and is occasionally used as a girl’s name. It comes from “María Pósate,” meaning “Mary alight!”. I imagine Mary (whether Mary Mother of Jesus or the Virgin of Guadalupe of Mexico) who alights on a flower.
Paulette L. Stenzel
I am Professor Emeritus of International Business Law and Sustainability at Michigan State University (MSU). I am also a mom, learner, writer, violinist, environmentalist -in -process, traveler, and avid reader. I continue to teach part time at MSU and coordinate the Broad College Ethical Leadership program Additionally, I advise Spartan Global Development Fund - a microfinance organization.