Twin Names With Contrasting Meanings

August 31, 2010 Pamela Redmond

One of the most interesting blog posts we’ve done – interesting from a research standpoint, I mean — was on twin names with shared meanings.

So today I decided to spin that idea a bit differently and look for compatible names with contrasting meanings, for twins or for siblings.

I tried to come up with pairs in a range of styles.  This is an exercise with near limitless potential, of course, so if any of you are inclined to search Nameberry by meaning for other pairs that fit the bill, we’d love to hear your ideas.

Here, the opposing meanings and names that go with them (and each other):

Twin Names That Mean Beautiful & Brilliant

Twin names with meanings that relate to brains and beauty can make an appealing pair.

Twin Names Meaning Black & White

Colors are often represented in name meanings, and how cute is it to have twin names with meanings that are black and white or pink and blue?


Earth & Sea Meanings

Twin names that mean earth and sea can work well for nature lovers.


Twin Names Meaning Birds & Bees

Names that mean birds and bees go together like, well, birds and bees.


Names for Twins Meaning King & Queen

Royal meanings are great for linking twin names. You can also find lots of names that mean prince and princess or lord and lady.


Rich & Brave Name Meanings

Rich and brave? Those are two upstanding qualities that can be represented by the meanings of twin names.


Twin Names That Mean Calm & Happy

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, and its new sequel, Older.

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