When you have twins, you will couple every aspect of their lives, including their names. But finding such twin boy and girl names having similar sounds, construct, or themes is difficult. These names should also bear the burden of being the most unique and meaningful set that determines your love, interests, or care for them. To help you ease this task, here is our list of the unique names for twins. Read on to take your pick.
Choosing The Best Twin Boy And Girl Names:
Here are a few things you need to keep in mind while choosing names for twin boys and girls.
- Stick with the theme. Do not choose two entirely opposite names for your twins.
- Select the name with the same letter.
- We’d suggest you select names with the same number of syllables.
- Baby names ending with the same last letter would be great.
- You can even choose names that sound or rhyme the same.
Names With Similar Meanings For Twin Boys And Girls:
1. Andrew and Andrea (manly):
Andrew is one of the most appealing old-timey baby boy names. And the host of nicknames associated with this name makes it friendlier.
The name Andrea has been in circulation since the late 19th century, but did not see real success until the 1940s. Its etymology might be ‘manly’, but the name is absolutely feminine.
2. Jade and Jayden (stone of the side):
The name Jade has been rising in popularity ever since Bianca and Mick Jagger chose it for their daughter. Currently, it’s one of the top 10 names in France.
Jayden is the male version of Jade. This name got a huge bounce after being chosen by Britney Spears.
3. Oliver and Olivia (olive tree):
Oliver experienced a heavy usage at the turn of the 20th century, but went out of favor by the 1960s. But it’s enjoying a revival in America now.
The name Olivia was first coined by Shakespeare in his play “Twelfth Night” as a feminine version of Oliver.
4. Brian and Brianna (noble):
Brian comes from the Old Gaelic-Celtic word ‘brig’ and means ‘noble.’ This name was a crowd pleaser in the 1950s and reached its popularity in 1970s.
Briana, the feminine form of Brian, keeps moving in and out of popularity list. The one with the double N is more popular in the United States.
5. Jonah and Jemima (dove):
Jonah is an Old Testament name born by the hotheaded prophet of Israel. Interestingly, this name is familiar in two whale countries- Alaska and Hawaii.
Jemima is also an Old Testament name, borne by the eldest daughter of Job. It’s currently one of the top 200 names in England.
6. Bert and Bertha (the bright one):
Bert started as a nickname of Bertram and Albert, but it’s now being polished by the British. Bert Jansch, the English singer-songwriter is its namesake.
Names Associated With Nature For Twin Boys And Girls:
7. Bay and Beach:
With the popularity of word names being all time high, Beach would make an intelligent pick for your son. You can even spell this name as Beech.
Bay is a usable and of course pleasant nature name for your daughter. It’s inspired by the body of water that is connected to a lake or ocean. We think it would sound amazing.
8. Clover and Cliff:
The topographical name Cliff is familiar as a short form of the names Clifton and Clifford. Clifford Lee “Cliff” Burton, former bass guitarist for Metallica, would be its most famous bearer.
Clover is a charming and perky pick for a nature baby name. It’s for parents who want to move beyond traditional floral names like Lily or Rose. And as most of you would know, the clover is associated with good luck.
9. Pine and Petunia:
The moniker Pine is an excellent alternative to its siblings Juniper, Elm, Oak, and Spruce. It started as a name for girls, but it’s now used more for boys.
Spiritual Names For Twin Boys And Girls:
10. Abigail and Benjamin:
Abigail is a Hebrew, Biblical name, meaning ‘source of joy.’ There are two references of Abigail in the Bible. Abigail was a beautiful wife of Nabal, who displayed great tact in dealing with David’s army. After Nabal’s death, she married David. Besides, Abigail was also the name of David’s sister.
Benjamin is a Hebrew name, meaning ‘fortunate or right hand.’ Benjamin was the name of Jacob and Rachael’s youngest son. He was also the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
11. Emmanuel and Emma:
Emmanuel is a Hebrew name, appearing in chapters seven and eight of the Book of Isaiah. It means ‘God with us.’
Emma is the female variant of the name Emmanuel. The extreme usage of this name has popularized it as one of the time-honored picks.
12. Nathalie and Nathan:
Nathalie is a lovely spiritual name, meaning ‘born on Christmas.’ Some even relate this name to Nathanael, one of the twelve apostles in the Bible.
Sanskrit Names For Twin Boys And Girls:
13. Dhruv and Tara:
Dhruv and Tara are Sanskrit names, meaning ‘polar star’. Your children will twinkle just like the stars with these names.
14. Aditi and Aditya:
Aditi is a popular Sanskrit name, meaning ‘mother of gods’. Aditya, on the other hand, means ‘belonging to Aditi.’
15. Harsh and Harshini:
Happy Sounding Names For Twin Boys And Girls:
16. Alisa And Asher:
Alisa is a Hebrew name, meaning ‘great happiness.’ This name is fairly less used than its other forms Alyssa and Alicia, probably because of its association with Lisa.
It may be hard to believe, but Asher is also a Biblical name. And despite its Biblical ties, this name feels thoroughly modern and stylish.
17. Felix and Felicity:
Felix is an energetic and strong sounding name, meaning ‘happy.’ This name reminds us of Felix the Cat, the highly popular cartoon cat.
Felicity is one of those names that bring a smile on our face. It’s borrowed from the Latin word ‘Felicitas’ and means ‘happiness and good fortune’.
18. Letitia And Laris:
Letitia, meaning ‘joy and happiness’ was the name of a Saint revered highly in Spain. This prim and proper name is highly popular with the Latin families. You can even go for its variation, Lettice.
Flora Inspired Names For Twin Boys And Girls:
19. Flora and Forest:
Flora is associated not just with the greenery around them, but also with the Roman goddess of springs and flowers. Also belonging to a Saint, the name Flora has been a favorite in Scotland for ages now.
The French occupational name Forest is more common as its variation Forrest. This name is associated with Forest Steven Whitaker, the American actor.
20. Rose And Ren:
The name Rose needs no explanation, right? This sweet-smelling floral name would sound great as both a first and middle name. This moniker reached its highest point in the 1990s.
Ren is a Japanese name, meaning ‘lotus.’ This name is famous for its association with Ren McCormack, Kevin Bacon’s character in “Footloose”. Renny would make a cute nickname.
21. Amir and Amira:
Amir is a lovely Arabic name, meaning ‘treetop.’ Actor Omar Epps chose this common Middle Eastern name for his son. Amir is also the title of a high official.
Amira is the feminine version of the name Amir. This shimmery name is traditionally given to girls born on Shavuot, the harvest feast. This incredibly popular name is borne by Amira Ahmed, the Somali-Filipino model.
Celebrity Inspired Names For Twin Boy And Girl:
22. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, or Brangelina as they are popularly known as named their children Vivienne and Knox.
23. Julia Roberts, our “Pretty Woman” named her children Hazel and Phinnaeus.
24. “Legen-wait for it-dary” Neil Patrick Harris named his children Gideon And Harper.
Twin Baby Boy And Girl Names That Rhyme:
26. Marie and Zachary:
Marie, the German, French and Scandinavian version of Maria brings to mind Marie Antoinette, the glamorous, elegant but ill-fated queen.
The name Zachary saw a revival in American in the latter half of the 20th century and reached an all-time high in 1994.
27. Madison and Mason:
Madison is a German name, meaning ‘mighty battle.’ This name was influenced by the hugely popular film “Splash”, where Daryl Hannah played a mermaid of the same name.
Mason, as a surname, dates back to the 11th century, when the last names were used as identification. Today, this name is used exclusively within the English speaking nations.
28. Wilson and Alison:
If you like the name William, but hate the fact that it’s too common, you can go with Wilson, which means ‘son of William.’
Alison is derived from Alice and means ‘of the noble kind’. Gwyneth Paltrow used it as a middle name for her daughter Apple.
29. Isaiah and Isabella:
Isaiah was the name of one of the greatest prophets in the Bible. This name means ‘God is salvation.’
The four-syllable name Isabella is elegant royal, beautiful and an all-around gorgeous name. It means ‘God is my oath.’
Names That Start With The Same Letter:
30. Mia and Max:
Mia entered the world as a diminutive of Maria, but became a rage as a standalone name, thanks to the American actress Mia Farrow.
Max is one of the most common Max names, which include Maxwell, Maximum, and Maximilian. This longtime favorite of Americans is indeed one of the ‘greatest’ names.
31. Samuel and Sophia:
Samuel has not fallen off the top 100-baby name list for over a century. Now that’s incredible. This classic name is hit with the parents for its antique charm and beautiful meaning.
The time-tested name Sophia has been consistently on the charts since the government began tracking naming trends. The name sounds sophisticated and beautiful.
32. Chloe and Caleb:
The name Caleb first appeared in the Old Testament’s “Book of Exodus’, where Caleb was a contemporary of Moses. Standing at the #30th spot, Caleb is at its peak of popularity.
The name Chloe arrived in America via the Puritans. After being out of favor for centuries, this moniker took a turn for better at the beginning of the 20th century.
33. Zac and Zoey:
Zac, the diminutive of Zachary has acquired enough reputation to work on its own, just like Max and Jack. Zac Efron is its stylish namesake.
With so many chic Z starting names, we think Zoey would be the best. Jamie Lynn Spears, the lead actor of “Zoey 101” gave spunk and charm to this name.
34. Riley and Reagan:
Riley is derived from an old Irish name Raghallaigh and means ‘valiant.’ This moniker is sweet sounding and unpretentious, which adds to its appeal.
Reagan is an Irish surname, meaning ‘impulsive.’ It will forever be associated with President Reagan. And it has Irish spiciness too!
35. Charlie and Charlotte:
The name Charlie has been in use since the 16th century and was born by a number of kings and rulers. It’s currently one of the top 20 names in Scotland, Ireland, and Sweden.
Seasonal Names For Twin Boys And Girls:
36. Julius and Julia:
Julius is an ancient Roman family name derived from Julianus. It’s dignified, classical, handsome and intelligent and harkens back to the days of ancient Rome.
Julia is a Latin name, derived from Julius and means ‘soft-haired and youthful.’ The name is short to spell, but boasts of a rhythmic three-syllable sound.
37. January and Nova:
January, the new year brings with it new resolutions, which is especially true when you are trying to lose the baby weight. So why not name your child after it? And is sounds cooler than April and May.
Latin name Nova, meaning ‘new beginning’ would make an apt choice for girls. And it’s the name of a star. The concept and meaning behind this name make a cool option.
38. February and Freya:
The baby boy name February derives from the Latin word ‘februa’ and means ‘purification feast’. We love the wintry overtones of this name.
Freya is the name of the Norse goddess of fertility and love. We love how this name rolls off the tongue. And Freya goes with the Valentine’s month, too!
39. Augustus and Augusta:
Augustus is a Latin name, meaning ‘great and magnificent.’ This grand name fell off the baby name charts in the 70s and 80s, but is making a mild return now.
Augusta, the feminine version of the name August also gives a nod to the month of August. It was once a dignified title of honor given to the wives and daughters of the Roman emperors.
40. Sunny and Nikko:
Sunny would make a bright and vibrant baby name for your little girl. This lovely name is associated with Sunny Mabrey, the American actress.
Destination Names For Twin Boys And Girls:
41. London and Landon:
Even though the name London was coined for boys, it’s more popular for baby girls. The ‘wild and bold’ meaning gives the name an added edge.
Very few people know that Landon originated as a place name. Yes, you guessed it right. Landon is derived from London. The unique ring of this moniker makes it highly attractive.
42. Eden and Verona:
Eden, as in the Biblical Garden of Eden, is a Hebrew name, meaning ‘place of pleasure.’ This moniker has been rising dramatically, jumping over a hundred places in the past year. In the year 2015, Eden was given to over 500 baby boys.
Verona, the name of the stunning Northern Italian city, has become a modern variation of Veronica. Sinclair Lewis used this name for a character in his novel Babbitt.
43. Bronx and Brooklyn:
Bronx, a place in New York was named after the early Dutch settler, Jonas Bronck. It became super popular when the rockers Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson used it for their son.
The name Brooklyn has experienced a major makeover in the past few years. From being a Borough Boy name in the 90s, it has become the 21st most popular baby girl name.
44. Dakota and Dallas:
The trendy name Dakota was one of the trendiest names of the 90s, but is lagging behind a bit now. This unisex name got into the female territory when Dakota Fanning, the American actor came to the forefront.
Virtue Names For Twin Boys And Girls:
45. Fidel And Hope:
The English name Faith is derived from Latin word ‘fides’, which means ‘faithful. Fidel Alejandro Castro (Ruz), the 17th President of Cuba, is its famous bearer.
Hope is a quick, one syllable name that’s easy to spell and easy to pronounce. And what more could you want for your child than positive ‘hope’ for the future?
46. Garret and Grace:
Garret is a variation of Gerard and means ‘strength.’ This upscale name of the 90s is now dawdling at the bottom of top 1000. So it would make a unique name for your child.
Grace has experienced a successful history in the baby name world. This graceful name would make an excellent middle name as well.
47. Amity and Calm:
Could there be a nicer gift to your little girl than a moniker that signifies friendship. We also think it would make a distinctive variant of Amy.
Calm, a modern virtue name would sound at in this pressurizing world.
Reversed (Palindrome) Names For Twin Boys And Girls:
48. Nadia and Aidan:
Nadia is a lovely, unique and not-so-underused name, meaning ‘hope.’ It’s derived from the Russian name Nadezhda.
Aidan is the spelling variation of the name Aiden and means ‘little fire.’ The popularity of this name in America can be attributed to the growing interest in Irish name.
49. Leon and Noel:
Leon, meaning ‘lion’ is a top name in Croatia, Norway, Slovenia, Austria, Sweden, and Ireland.
Noel, meaning ‘Christmas’ would make a cool choice for traditional parents. This name feels stylish and chic in its confident way.
50. Ari and Ira:
Ari is a majestic Norse name, meaning ‘eagle.’ And in the Hebrew language, Ari means ‘lion.’ With these meanings, your child is sure to be a strong and brave, like the name.
Ira is a beautiful Hebrew name, meaning ‘watchful one.’ Jane Ira Bloom, the American jazz saxophonist, is its namesake.
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It can be confusing and difficult for parents to choose twin boy and girl names since they need to choose matching and meaningful names suitable for both genders. Selecting names with the same letter or sticking to one theme can help make this task easier. For example, you could choose names related to nature or mythology for both the babies. Alternatively, each baby’s name could start with the first letter of a parent’s name. Regardless of the method you choose to name your baby, ensure it is a meaningful one.