Misty is a feminine name of American origin. This name is mostly used as a first name and a nickname in the United States and the United Kingdom, but it can be found in other English-speaking countries all over the world. The meaning of Misty is 'covered with mist, dew' in the English language. The name is also found in India, where it means 'sweet'. Misty Copeland is an American classical ballet dancer at American Ballet Theatre. In 2015, she was promoted to Principal Dancer at the company, the first Black woman to hold that position in the company's 75 years. Misty Elizabeth May-Treanor is a former professional beach volleyball player from the United States, who won three gold medals in the Olympics with the national team.