"delight in dancing"

Terpsichore Origin and Meaning

The name Terpsichore is a girl's name meaning "delight in dancing".

The name of the Muse of dancing in Greek mythology. Arguably the least usable of the nine Muses' names, despite serious competition from Melpomene and Polyhymnia. Those two at least have obvious nicknames, Mel and Polly -- and don't have "sick" in the middle.

Terpsichore in Pop Culture

  • Terpsichore (Kira)main character from Xanadu played by Olivia Newton John