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What's Your Burlesque Name?


Dita Von Teese

In the world of entertainment, a stage name is not just a moniker; it's a brand, an identity, and a key element in creating a lasting impression. Whether you're a musician, actor, or any other performer, choosing the right stage name is a crucial step in establishing your unique presence. This blog explores the art of selecting a stage name and the creative processes that can help you find the perfect alias.


When choosing ANY stage name, originality is key! This is particularly important when choosing your seductive, sassy, burlesque name! As tempting as it can be, don't get caught copying off of one of the "it girls" of burlesque. Choose a name that is uniquely yours, and you'll easily shimmy your way through your stripdown studies!

​​Your burlesque name should embody your own brand of confidence and sex appeal. Whether it's physical, emotional or literal, your name should be uniquely YOU. Don't know where to start? We, along with The Dirty Blonde Diva, are here to help! We've done the legwork for you. Just choose one to three of the following, and combine! Play around with different options until you find one that speaks to your inner siren.


  • A Food: Cupcake, Chocolate, Ginger, Cheesecake, Candy, Lollipop, Peach, Pear. What's your guilty pleasure?

  • A Time of Day/Year: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Autumn, Dusk, Eve, Holiday, etc.

  • A Dance: Tango, Salsa, Cha-Cha, Swing, Rumba, etc.

  • An Emotion: Cheer, Love, Danger, Shock, Melancholy. What inspires you to dance?

  • A Material: Velvet, Fur, Satin, Cotton (for our Southern girls!), Velour

  • A Flower or Plant: Rose, Holly, Iris, Fern, Blossom, etc.

  • Other: Paradise, Tropic, Dream, Vision, Beauty, Seduce/Seductress, etc.

  • A Place: Paris, London, Tokyo, Milan or your hometown!

  • An Animal: Cat, Peacock, Doe, Bird, or the name of your most beloved pet!

  • A Jewel: Ruby, Emerald, Diamond, Pearl, or choose your birthstone!

  • A Weapon: Pistol, Machete, Whip, Blade, Magnum

  • A Drink: Champagne, Cocktail, Spritzer, Bourbon, Whiskey, Chardonnay, Absinthe, Vodka. What's your favorite liquid courage?

  • An Old Fashioned Name: Lucy, Sally, Trixie, Sue, Missy, Beatrice/Bea, Betty, Estelle, Rue, etc.

  • A Recognizable Word from Another Language: Bella, Amour, Du Jour, Muerte, Beso, Liebe, etc.

Need more inspiration? Try this free Burlesque Name generator: http://burlesque.name/


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