Barangay Butong is named from the species of bamboo called "butong". In the early days, this type of bamboo grew quite abundantly in this place. Most of the houses here were made of such material. Even people from other barangays would have the habit of securing this kind of bamboo from the place. Thus, as the popularity of the place and its bamboo grew, it was only logical to call it Barangay Butong.
A sitio in the barangay is called Langub. The place is so called because of a big cave where people get their daily supply of water.
Another place is called Liki, which has likewise become extinct and depopulated due to its rocky environment.