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 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 Marcella — anagrams!), 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
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.