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Dance Names

Dance-related names for girls and boys might be right for parents in the dance field or who love dancing or babies you hope will be dancers or who dance before they're born! Many of the dance names here are the names of famous dances or dancers or characters in ballet or other dance pieces. There are a handful of baby names that mean dance and names related to music and movement might also be considered dance names. Our dance names for baby girls and boys include the following.

  • Hanya

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Hanya, most closely associated with German dancer and choreographer Hanya Holm, is a simple straightforward name virtually unknown in the US, where only a handful of baby girls are named Hanya... Read More 

  • Hopper

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Sean and Robin Wright Penn chose this name for their son to honor their friend Dennis Hopper; others might associate it with the painter Edward. Couldn't be more spirited.Read More 

  • Isadora

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Why is Isabella megapopular while Isadora goes virtually ignored? Too close a tie with tragic modern dancer Isadora Duncan (born Angela Isadora), who was done in by her long flowing scarf,... Read More 

  • Jackson

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Cool name Jackson is one of the celebrisphere's top favorite boy names, having been chosen by, among others, Spike Lee, Poppy Montgomery, Carson... Read More 

  • Jazz

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Musical choice that may be a short form of Jasmine or Jazlyn, or might stand on its own like this or as Jaz, the spelling used by tennis duo Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi.Read More 

  • Josephine

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    With its large measure of class and character and a gently offbeat quality, plus an intriguing number of vivacious nicknames, Josephine is a Nameberry favorite.

    There have been many... Read More 

  • Juba

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Juba, a strong and resonant unisex name, belonged to an ancient African king, is a city and river name, and is traditionally given to Ashanti (of Ghana) girls born on Monday. Read More 

  • Kyra

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The girls' name Kyra sounds like the also popular Keira/Kiera, but has a different root. There are twice as many baby girls named Keira as Kyra, with... Read More 

  • Lindy

    Gender: F LoveDislike

  • Lucinda

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Lucinda, an elaboration of Lucia created by Cervantes for his 1605 novel Don Quixote, is a pleasingly pretty alternative to Lucy. It was subsequently used by Moliere in his play The... Read More 

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