Names That Mean Twin

  1. Thomas
    • Origin:

      Aramaic
    • Meaning:

      "twin"
    • Description:

      A solid classic with plenty of history, Thomas strikes the balance between strength and gentleness. A favorite in the UK, a staple in France, and Australia, and never absent from the US Top 100, Thomas feels like a safe bet and a name that fits into any era.
  2. Tamsin
    • Origin:

      English, contracted form of Thomasina
    • Meaning:

      "twin"
    • Description:

      Tamsin is an offbeat name occasionally heard in Britain and just waiting to be discovered here. U.K. actress Tamsin Greig is a star of the show Episodes, Tamsin Olivier is the daughter of Joan Plowright and Sir Laurence Olivier..
  3. Tommy
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Thomas
    • Meaning:

      "twin"
    • Description:

      A surprising number of parents choose to put the nickname Tommy on their son's birth certificate rather than the more traditional Thomas. Perhaps even more surprising is thE fact that Tommy has never been off the United States popularity charts. More recently, however, the name has been trending downward.
  4. Tom
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Thomas
    • Meaning:

      "twin"
    • Description:

      Just like Sam and Ben, Tom could be revived as a simple, well liked name on its own. Tom, just Tom, is one of the Top 100 Boy Names in France
  5. Tavish
    • Origin:

      Scottish variation of Thomas
    • Meaning:

      "twin"
    • Description:

      This Scottish form of Thomas has a lot of charm, evoking images of men in plaid kilts playing the bagpipes. As for the 'ish' ending, it could either be seen as cozy and hamish, or a little wishy-washyish.
  6. Ymir
    • Origin:

      Norse
    • Meaning:

      "cry"
    • Description:

      Ymir comes from Norse mythology, he is a giant and forebear of all the Norse gods and goddesses. A moon of Saturn is named Ymir.
  7. Romelo
    • Origin:

      Latin, variation of Romulus, twin founder of Rome
    • Description:

      More often spelled Romolo,a name sometimes heard in the Hispanic and Italian communities; this version was used by singer Monica.
  8. Tomas
    • Origin:

      German and Portuguese version of Thomas
    • Meaning:

      "twin"
    • Description:

      The pronunciation may be slightly different—toe-MAHS—though some parents use this as a phonetic spelling of Thomas.
  9. Tommy
    • Origin:

      Aramaic, English
    • Meaning:

      "twin"
    • Description:

      Cute boyish nickname for Thomasina, Thomasin or Tamsin.
  10. Tam
    • Origin:

      Scottish variation of Thomas
    • Meaning:

      "twin"
    • Description:

      Popularized in Scotland by Tam O'Shanter, the hero of one of Robert Burns' most famous poems, it's associated in the U.S. with the plaid cap he gave his name to.
  11. Maz
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Tomaz, Spanish "twin"
    • Meaning:

      "twin"
    • Description:

      Maz is occasionally used as an independent name, as is the case for Maz Quinn, New Zealand surfer. It can also be used as a nickname for any name containing M, A, and Z. Tomaz is perhaps the most likely option for a boy.
  12. Tamsyn
    • Origin:

      English, Cornish
    • Meaning:

      "twin"
    • Description:

      Alternative Cornish spelling of Tamsin, which derives from Thomasin or Thomasina.
  13. Maso
    • Origin:

      Italian, diminutive of Tomasso
    • Meaning:

      "twin"
    • Description:

      Appealing, lively, and distinctive.
  14. Tamati
    • Origin:

      Maori
    • Meaning:

      "twin"
    • Description:

      Maori form of Thomas
  15. Tomi
    • Origin:

      Japanese, Nigerian, or Welsh variation of Thomas
    • Meaning:

      "wealth; twin"
    • Description:

      A Welsh diminutive of Tomos/Thomas, or just a simplified spelling of Tommy.
  16. Ulan
    • Origin:

      Sudan
    • Meaning:

      "firstborn twin"
    • Description:

      Straightforward and attractive choice that would be ideal for a twin son.
  17. Thom
    • Origin:

      Aramaic
    • Meaning:

      "twin"
    • Description:

      Pronounced like Tom, but not everyone will know that.
  18. Gemella
    • Origin:

      Italian
    • Meaning:

      "twin"
    • Description:

      A pretty possibility for a Gemini girl.
  19. Tomi
    • Origin:

      Nigerian, Japanese, or English
    • Meaning:

      "wealth; twin"
    • Description:

      The short O variation of Tomi (homophonous with Tommy) was used for dozens of daughters in midcentury America, putting it firmly in grandma name territory.
  20. Gemeline
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "twin"
    • Description:

      A rare alternative to the already unusual Gemelle or Gemella, suitable for a twin due to its meaning but perhaps uncomfortably close to the antiseptic cream Germolene.