Popular Twin Names

Popular Twin Names

Popular twin names used to appear on the Social Security top baby names site, but alas, no more.

But while there hasn’t been hard data on the top twin names in the US in over a decade, we can extrapolate from the 2010 twin names data to make some educated guesses.

Looking at the most popular baby names 2022, what are the most compatible names for twins we could find? We put together the top twin girl names, twin boy names, and popular names for boy-girl twins.

If you’re looking to name a set of twins and want to choose popular names, here are some contemporary ideas.

Popular Twin Girl Names

The top girl names offer a lot of opportunities for playing with the same first initials, similar sounds, and matching styles and gender identities. Ava and Ella are both sleek, simple vintage names, while Camila and Isabella are elaborate Latinate feminine choices and Avery and Harper are a gender-neutral pair.

There are popular names for twin girls that are all drawn from the Top 50 and will suit many different tastes

Abigail & Hannah

Amelia & Elena

Aria & Mia

Ava & Ella

Avery & Harper

Camila & Isabella

Charlotte & Elizabeth

Chloe & Ellie

Eleanor & Evelyn

Eliana & Emilia

Emma & Mila

Hazel & Violet

Isla & Riley

Ivy & Willow

Layla & Lily

Lucy & Nora

Luna & Nova

Olivia & Sophia

Penelope & Victoria

Scarlett & Stella

Popular Twin Boy Names

Twin boy names from the Top 50 include traditional masculine pairs, gender-neutral names that work for twin boys, and newer more stylish names for boys.

Here, some of the most popular twin names for boys.

Alexander & Gabriel

Asher & Levi

Carter & Wyatt

Charles & Henry

Daniel & David

Elijah & Ezekiel

Ethan & Ezra

Grayson & Maverick

Isaac & Noah

Jack & Luke

Jackson & Jayden

Jacob & Samuel

James & William

John & Thomas

Julian & Sebastian

Liam & Leo

Logan & Mason

Luca & Mateo

Matthew & Michael

Oliver & Theodore

Popular Girl-Boy Twin Names

With names for girl-boy twins, you can get more creative in the Top 50, sidestepping overly-matchy pairs like Olivia and Oliver or Dylan and Lillian for more creative suggestions that might prove just as compatible.

We chose some names with the same starting letter but we also looked for names with a similar feel and style — a vintage pair, say, or two nicknames like Ellie and Jack.

Abigail & Jacob

Amelia & Elijah

Aurora & Asher

Ava & Aiden

Charlotte & Henry

Elizabeth & James

Ellie & Jack

Emma & Liam

Evelyn & Alexander

Harper & Logan

Isabella & Santiago

Layla & Luca

Mia & Mason

Mila & Levi

Olivia & Owen 

Scarlett & Wyatt

Sofia & Sebastian

Willow & Owen

Zoe & Leo

You might also want to check out our blog on: Unique Twin Names or our Ultimate Guide to Twin Names.

About the Author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry and Baby Name DNA. The coauthor of ten groundbreaking books on names, Redmond is an internationally-recognized baby name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, CNN, and the BBC. She has written about baby names for The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, and People.

Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its sequel, Older. She has three new books in the works.