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Sister and Brother Names

October 14, 2019 Pamela Redmond
brother and sister names

by Pamela Redmond

Sister and brother names are female and male names that are so closely related they feel like (but aren’t always) variations of the same name.

In this age of gender fluidity, we see this happening more and more: girl names becoming more popular on the strength of a similar-sounding boys’ name, or boy names whose star rises on the stylishness of a girl name.

It doesn’t really matter, in the end, which gender’s popularity comes first. More and more, related male and female versions of a name rise hand-in-hand through the popular names charts.

We’re not talking about unisex names here, but similar but distinctly gendered names. So, Romy and Roman rather than the gender-neutral Rowan. Or Ella and Eli rather than the now-unisex Elliot.

Parents who like the girls’ version of a name might use that as a way to find a boys’ name they love. The down side: If you name your son Eli, you probably won’t want to name his little sister Ella.

Here, the newest brother and sister versions of stylish baby names:

Acacia and Acacius or Cassius

Ada and Aiden

Adelaide and Atticus

Amaya and Amias

Arya and Aryan

Aster or Asha and Asher

Aubrey and Auberon

Audrey and Auden

Aurora and Orion

Azalea and Azariah

Bea and Beau

Birdie and Bear

Brooke and Brooks

Calla and Caleb

Cassia and Cassian or Caspian

Cecilia and Sebastian

Cleo and Otto

Cosima and Cosmo

Daphne and Dante

Eliza and Elijah

Ella or Ellie and Eli

Eloise and Elias

Emma and Emmett

Esme and Ezra

Eva and Evan

Evelyn or Everly and Everett

Flora or Florence and Florian

Frankie and Hank

Gabriella and Gabriel

Georgia and George

Gianna and Gianni

Grace and Grayson

Hadley and Holden

Harlow and Harlan

Harper and Hunter

Isla and Silas

Ivy and Ivan

Jade and Jace

Josie and Josiah

Juliet and Julian

June and Jude

Juno and Jonah

Kaylee and Kayden

Leah and Liam or Leo

Lena or Liv and Levi

Leonie or Leonora and Lionel or Linus

Lillian and Killian

Lola and Logan

Louisa or Louise and Louis

Lucia and Lucian

Luna and Luca

Lux and Max

Maeve and Maverick

Magnolia and Magnus

Mila and Milo

Noa and Noah

Olivia and Oliver

Quinn and Finn

Reese and Rhys

Riley and Ryder

Romy and Roman

Rosamund and Edmund

Ruby and Ruben

Stella or Estelle and Stellan

Tabitha and Tobias

Thea and Theo

Willa or Willow and William or Wiley

Wren and Rhett

Zoe and Koa

What other brother-sister baby name pairs can you think of?

Pamela Redmond is the cofounder and CEO of Nameberry. With Linda Rosenkrantz, she is the coauthor of ten landmark books about names, including Beyond Jennifer & Jason and The Baby Name Bible. She has been widely quoted as an expert on baby names by such media outlets as The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, and CNN. Along with Nameberry pieces analyzing baby name gender switches and predicting future name trends, Redmond is the author of the novel Younger, the basis for the hit TV show.

About the author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized 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. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show of the same name.

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