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.

  • Madison

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Since we wrote a book called Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana, encouraging parents to move beyond overused names, it's no secret what we think of this trendy surname name,... Read More 

  • Mai

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Cross-cultural winner. Read More 

  • Margot

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Margot, a French pet form of Marguerite, is a name that's suddenly a star again. After a nearly-half century absence, it hopped back on the Top 1000 list in 2013 and is on the rise. The Margot is... Read More 

  • Martha

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The name of our first First Lady still has something of a prim and proper image, academic and efficient. That quiet, traditional, and tasteful gestalt is exactly what makes Martha appealing to... Read More 

  • Merce

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Merce Cunningham (born with the French version Mercier) was a highly influential avant garde dancer-choreographer and his name still resonates with an aura of bold originality.   Read More 

  • Mikhail

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    One of the most familiar Russian names in the West, thanks to ballet great Mikhail Baryshnikov and state head Mikhail Gorbachev.Read More 

  • Minuet

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Minuet is delicate, dancey, and lacy, with a Masterpiece Theatre feel. Is Minuet a real name? Not really, though similar-sounding Read More 

  • Misha

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Brought into the American consciousness as the nickname of ballet great Mikhail Baryshnikov, it more recently took on a unisex air via TV and screen actress Mischa Barton. Could become the next... Read More 

  • Misty

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The Play Misty for Me jokes will get old really fast. Read More 

  • Moira

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Well-established Irish and Scottish name that has never appealed much to American ears. Remembered by an older generation as the beautiful red-haired ballerina in the film The Red Shoes, Moira... Read More 

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