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Sister Names Share Style

Sister Names Share Style

Finding sister names is a fun challenge — you want names for your daughters that hit the sweet spot between distinct, individuated names and those that are overly-matched.

We recommend choosing sister names with similar style, but there are many questions to consider from there: Should your daughters share a first initial? Do you want names that are classic or trendy? Androgynous or feminine? Names that are common, ultra-rare, or somewhere in between? And more and more!

It’s a lot to think about, so to help, we’ve gathered top sister names from the official US Top 100, as well as unique sets of sister names and our favorite celebrity examples:

Popular Sister Names

Popular names for sisters are well-coordinated. Some match in sound, like Kennedy and Kinsley. Others follow a theme — Aurora and Luna are goddesses associated with the sky, Genesis and Serenity are both spiritual word names.

But all pairs are alike in style, which is the most important factor to consider when it comes to naming siblings. Cohesive style is what makes sister names sound like they belong together. Who would you predict are sisters — Sofia and Camila, or Sofia and Quinn? The former, of course, because Sofia and Camila are stylistically coordinated.

The top sister names rank within the US Top 100. These are among our favorite combinations for sisters:

Amelia & Charlotte

Aurora & Luna

Avery & Riley

Claire & Nora

Eleanor & Evelyn

Ellie & Lucy

Everly & Harper

Gabriella & Valentina

Genesis & Serenity

Hazel & Willow

Ivy & Ruby

Kennedy & Kinsley

Nova & Stella

Olivia & Sophia

Sadie & Sophie

Unique Sister Names

Unique sister names follow the same principles as popular sister names. They can match in sound (Tabitha and Tallulah), or even a theme (Guinevere and Rhiannon — heroines of Welsh legend, or Carmella and Marcellaanagrams!), but above all else, they should cohere in style.

There are infinite combinations of unique sister names, but we’ve chosen some of the best from outside the Top 1000:

Andie & Billie

Araceli & Soleil

Artemis & Calypso

Asha & Raya

Avalon & Elowen

Betty & Polly

Campbell & Marlowe

Carmella & Marcella

Clover & Goldie

Guinevere & Rhiannon

Indigo & Ocean

Kensington & Ireland

Marceline & Marigold

Susanna & Winifred

Tabitha & Tallulah

Best Celebrity Sister Names

Celebrity sister names offer great models of style coordination in the real world. Bar Refaeli’s Liv and Elle each have cool mini-names, and Jessica Alba’s Honor and Haven were given virtuous word names beginning with H — although they start with a different sound, which prevents them from being overly-matched.

These are some of our favorite examples of sister names from the celebrisphere:

Blue Ivy & Rumi — Beyoncé & Jay-Z

Cali Clay & Cassie Snow — Chanel Iman & Sterling Shepard

Edie & Delilah — Keira Knightley & James Righton

Felicity Nicole & Evangeline Jo — Jinger Duggar & Jeremy Vuolo

Honor & Haven — Jessica Alba & Cash Warren

Jett & Ray — Lisa Ling & Paul Song

Kensli & Marli — Kirsten Corley & Chance the Rapper

Liv & Elle — Bar Refaeli & Adi Ezra

Mia Love & Lola Alain — April Love Geary & Robin Thicke

Philomena Bijou, Domenica Celine, & Giovanna Ines — Daphne Oz & John Jovanovic

What would you name sisters — or what are your daughters named? Join the discussion on our forums.

To Read Next:

Brother Names

Brother and Sister Names

Sibling Names: The Ultimate Guide

About the Author

Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the top baby name trends of 2021, baby name synesthesia, and the top names in each state. Sophie is Nameberry’s resident Name Guru to the Stars, where she suggests names for celebrity babies. She also manages the Nameberry Instagram and Pinterest. You can follow her personally on Instagram or Pinterest, or contact her at sophie@nameberry.com. Sophie lives in Chicago.