Butts is a surname. Notable people with the name include:

  • Alfred Mosher Butts (1899–1993), inventor of the board game Scrabble
  • Anthony Butts (born 1969), American poet
  • Calvin O. Butts (born 1949), Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York
  • Cassandra Butts (born 1965), American lend.
  • Chuck Butts, American state senator
  • Colin Butts, English writer
  • Clyde Butts (born 1957), West Indies cricketer
  • Gerald Butts (born 1971), Canadian politician
  • James Butts (born 1950), American triple jumper
  • Jimmy Butts (1917-1998), American jazz double-bassist
  • Larry Butts (1935-1993), American politician
  • Mr. Butts, fictional character in Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury
  • Marion Butts (born 1966), American soccer ball running back
  • Mary Butts (1890–1937), British modernist writer
  • Peggy Butts (1924–2004), Canadian Senator
  • Robert Butts (1684-1748), English churchman
  • Robert Hamilton Butts (1871-1943), Canadian politician and lawyer
  • Samuel Butts (1777–1814), American militia officer in the Creek War
  • Seymore Butts (born 1964), American pornographic film director, producer, and actor
  • Tasha Butts (born 1982), American women's basketball player and coach
  • W. E. Butts, American poet
  • Wally Butts (1905–1973), University of Georgia football head coach and athletic director
  • William Butts (c. 1486 – 1545), member of King Henry VIII of England's court


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