Unique Twin Names
Naming twins might be one of the biggest challenges and greatest pleasures for a baby namer — and finding unique twin names can make that challenge all the more daunting.
But what if you want unique twin names that are connected and compatible yet not too obvious or cutesy? Meaning: Jupiter and Mars, no; Jupiter and Juniper, still no. But Jupiter and Freya? Now you’re talking.
What are you cleverest, most creative ideas for unique names for twins?
Give us names for two girls, two boys, or a mixed set, as long as they’re unique and fun. And if the connection isn’t obvious, enlighten us!
Here are some of the best ideas for rare and uncommon twin names from your responses (plus a few of my own):
Uncommon Twin Girl Names
Felicity & Ilaria
Guinevere & Rosamund
Octavia & Opal
Bethia & Giselle
Hermione & Matilda
Clementine & Serena
Milena & Valentina
Danica & Vega
Jessamine & Susannah
Clio & Leda
Luna & Seren
Unique Boy Twin Names
Jude & Reuben
Maxwell & Magnus
Pax & Inca
Harrison & Indiana
Soren & Stellan
Rare Girl-Boy Twin Names
Isabel & Blaise (anagrams of each other)
Arlo & Joan (folk singers!)
Cressida & Idris
Beatrix & Felix
Ivy & Onyx
Aurelia & Orlando
Pandora & Sinbad
Talinda & Chester
Frida & Diego
Unique Unisex Names for Twins
Halo & Hero
Pax & Perry
Spencer & Sander
Wylie & Wren
Bowie & Lennon
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on November 24th, 2017 at 5:29 pm
Felicity and Ilaria (both mean happy)
Cressida and Idris (no connection in terms of meaning, but they share letters without sounding the same which i think is nice)
Tadhg and Keaton ‘Keats ‘ ( Tadhg means poet and Keats is obviously a poet)
on November 24th, 2017 at 7:01 pm
I know a few twins and have taught many more. The best set I ever came across were girls Isabel and Blaise. Both pretty names, and it took me quite a while to realise that they’re anagrams of each other! So clever.
on November 24th, 2017 at 7:57 pm
Connecting twin names subtly yet cleverly is a difficult task! If the connection is too obvious like Heaven and Neveah or Faith and Hope, then the connection seems apparent and cheesy. But with names like January and Nova (both meaning new beginning) or Garrett and Grace (both meaning strong and beautiful) the connections work! If you prefer a more spiritual and classic connection you could use Abigail and Benjamin. (both mean a source of joy)
on November 24th, 2017 at 8:21 pm
My dad and his twin brother (thankfully aren’t named but) almost were Bob and Dylan.
on November 24th, 2017 at 8:59 pm
Iris and Eden (4 letters, 2 syllables, nature but sound very different)
Arlo and Joan ( folk singers,)
Philip and Oliver (Charles Dickens characters)
on November 24th, 2017 at 9:33 pm
I love triplets of Lewis, Linus, and Lennox (though thankfully I will not be having triplets in this lifetime, so don’t worry!).
I love twins Rosamund and Guinevere.
Just love the sounds and types of names.
on November 24th, 2017 at 9:38 pm
Ooh, I love twin names! My personal favorites are:
Jude and Reuben (have a similar sound; they’re also both Hebrew names)
Maxwell and Magnus (the surname “Maxwell” is in part derived from the name Magnus)
Beatrix and Asher (both mean “happiness”)
Octavia and Opal (for October twins – Octavia and October both mean “eight”, and Opal is the birthstone for October)
on November 24th, 2017 at 10:01 pm
Bethia and Giselle (same meanings)
Emery and Percy (both end in ys)
Zoey and Connor or Zoey and Jared or Zoey and Alana (Dear Evan Hansen)
Jenna and Lula (Waitress the musical)
Matilda and Hermione (strong book heroines)
Hailey and Harper (Hailey #10 in 2006 and Harper #10 in 2016)
Erin and Drew ( Both #96 in 2006)
Mckenna and Seth (both #87 in 2006)
Billy and Pearl (#78 in 1923)
Oscar and Stella (#96 in 1923)
on November 24th, 2017 at 10:27 pm
I like Nadine and Aiden as well as Violet and Oliver. Very close to anagrams 🙂
on November 24th, 2017 at 10:44 pm
We have one year old twin boys named Felix and Theodore (“Theo”).
Both names are ancient, royal, papal, cartoon characters and Harry Potter names (husband is British) as is big brother’s name Arthur (though not papal). Since our twins are identical, we didn’t want to do anything too obvious but like the slightly similar sounding “Fe-” and “The-” and the modern ending “-x” and “-o”. It took us four days after they were born to name them, but we love their names and they suit them so well!
on November 24th, 2017 at 10:54 pm
One of my gp twinsets is Lincoln and Dorothy – Link and Dot ;D ;D
on November 24th, 2017 at 11:32 pm
Bethany and Theodore (classy and a similar sound)
Ivy and Onyx (both have a Y, and are out of the box, but not strange)
Serena and Joyanne (they have beautiful words inside them)
Raina and Skylar (nature words in them)
Deacon and Taylor (occupation names, but not so uncommon that you notice instantly)
on November 24th, 2017 at 11:43 pm
So many great ideas. @DayHope, great job naming your IRL twins. I also especially love:
— Ivy and Onyx
— Oliver and Violet
— Matilda and Hermione
— Octavia and Opal
— Rosamund and Guinevere
— Iris and Eden
— Cressida and Idris
on November 25th, 2017 at 2:23 am
I am expecting twins any day now, a boy and girl, and I love the names Aspen and Sterling, although my husband is not having it 🙁
on November 25th, 2017 at 3:18 am
Scarlett and Jasper- Scarlett more obvious ‘red’ connection and Jasper being the red gem stone
If you want to go all out on the colour theme, Scarlett Indigo and Jasper Jade 🙂
Aria and Leo- Lioness and lion.
on November 25th, 2017 at 3:42 am
I’m really quite obsessed with the idea of twin girls Eve Alexandra & Jane Artemis.
I love the simple but stunning firsts and matching (but not rhyming or silly) middles, both with amazing history of strong people (or you know, a goddess).
on November 25th, 2017 at 5:11 am
Milena and Valentina – both mean love
Asher and Leda – both mean happy
Danica and Vega – theme of stars
Cressida and Orlando – both mean gold
on November 25th, 2017 at 5:49 am
Solana and Luana, Sun and Moon, or
Solange and Luna, same meaning.
Vienna and Venice
América and Europa, or Asia, Affrica, etc.
Oceans and Mare, both waters.
Nancy and Grace, same meaning and similar sounds.
on November 25th, 2017 at 6:50 am
I think mythological twins Artemis and Apollo are an amazing name set!
Some great sets I know personally are:
Pax and Inca (Pax means peace, the Incan Empire was notoriously peaceful)
Beatrice and Eloise (both have happy meanings of ‘bringer of joy’ and ‘healthy’)
Julia and August (they were due in August but born in July)
Sinbad and Pandora (both have rich history in legend and mythology)
on November 25th, 2017 at 7:32 am
Maybe Katniss and Kieran? Works for both girls or one girl and one boy, since Kieran is unisex. I just like the way they sound together.
on November 25th, 2017 at 8:00 am
Isla and Silas, use the same letter and both carry nature place meaning.
on November 25th, 2017 at 8:17 am
My completely guilty pleasure twin set- Indiana and Harrison. Why? For actor Harrison Ford who played one of my favourite characters ever- Indiana Jones!!! Perhaps Ford and Jones would be more useable as twins but I prefer the over the top obvious choice 😊
on November 25th, 2017 at 8:31 am
As a tribute to the late, great, Chester Bennington; I would love to name my two twins Chester and Talinda; because it pays homage to Chester and his wife Talinda; and it makes a good tribute to him.
Paper Heart Said
on November 25th, 2017 at 8:55 am
These are names at the top of my and my DHs list. The more I look at these names, the more they have in common.
Twins boys: Felix & Isaac
– 5 letters
– 2 syllables
– “Cool” 3-letter nickname
Felix (Lex) – luck
Isaac (Zac) – laughter
Luck & Laughter <3
Twin girls: Isabelle & Juliette
– 8 letters
– 3 syllables
– E double letter E ending
– One "frilly" nickname, one "cool" nickname
Isabelle (Belle, Izzy)
Juliette (Jewel, Jette)
on November 25th, 2017 at 10:09 am
I have a doc of twin sets I like! Some that work for this topic, I’d say:
– Antonia and Josephine (both classic feminizations with the same strong “o” sound)
– Jessamine and Susannah (floral meanings — jasmine and lily — plus recurring “s” and “n” sounds)
– Clio and Leda (“e” sound and Greek mythological roots)
– Sorrel and Torin (“or” sound; I think both of those can be unisex, but I have the combo down as girl/boy respectively)
on November 25th, 2017 at 10:22 am
I’ve always thought Alice and Celia would make a nice G/G twin set, as they sound great together, and are anagrams of each other.
on November 25th, 2017 at 11:37 am
Names that I have always thought would make cool sib-sets:
– Cleo & Cruz
– Oceana & Octavia
– Judson & Jonas
– Harrison & Sampson
– Shamus & Sarora
– Janessa & Jude
– Flora & Eleanor
– Zeppelin & Jagger
– Nash, Cruz & Onyx
– Sekoya & Akila
– Akila & Sadalia
– Sekoya & Zaya
– Sekoya & Sadalia
– Zaya & Dalia
– Greta & Evia
– Cicely & Ivy
– Sylvie & Maple
– Maple & Marlow
– Sylvie & Georgie
– Dezland/Dezlin & Kreston
– Raina & Zelina or Raina & Ziva
– Serenity & Starling or Serenity & Stara
– Staria & Skyler OR Stara & Sklyer *(Star variations: Stara, Staria & Astaria)
– Sylvie, Sable & Starling
– Stormy & Starling
– Sylvie & Starling
– Stormy, Amari and Benji
on November 25th, 2017 at 11:44 am
Onyx and Axel
on November 25th, 2017 at 11:57 am
Here are some of mine.
Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selena/Selene-They all have to do with the moon.
Athena and Minerva-They’re wisdom goddesses in two different mythologies.
Sky/Skye and Zeus-Zeus is the Greek god of the sky.
Sally and Lily-Mothers of similar fictional characters.
Abia and Magnus-Both mean ‘great.’
on November 25th, 2017 at 12:06 pm
My first thought was twin boys named Lumos and Nox. I can’t help it, I’m a Potter-head. 🙂
on November 25th, 2017 at 12:40 pm
I love Ella and Luca for girl/boy twins. Those are also my top names for each gender, but they’re both 4 letters, end in a, and have a strong l sound, but I don’t think they’re too close to be confusing or cutesy.
Azalea and Magnolia- Pretty obvious connection and some might say cutesy/cheesy/tacky, but they’re my two favorite flower names, and I wouldn’t want to use both of them if they weren’t twins, plus Aza and Maggie seem super cute together.
I also like Jacob and Luca for boy/boy twins, since they share that internal c.
Rhiannon and Cassandra OR Rhiannon and Lorelei OR Lorelei and Cassandra- The first one is two myth names with an internal ‘ann’ sound, the second one is two myth names that aren’t Greek, and the last two are myth names with -ie nicknames Lorrie and Cassie. I prefer Rhiannon and Cassandra as twins, but I like Lorelei better than Cassandra overall. (Definitely would name all girl triplets Rhiannon, Cassandra, and Lorelei)
Others of various degrees of cutesy-ness:
Azalea and Aveline
Elodie and Aveline
Lila Jane and Annabeth
Maddalena and Magnolia
Devereaux and Flanagan
Oliver and Isaiah
Luca and Isaiah
on November 25th, 2017 at 12:57 pm
– Rosalie and Susannah, both have flower meaning and 2 syllables.
– Nell and Lucy, they both have a vintage feel and means light.
– Luna and Seren, means moon and star.
– Ada and Emmeline, after women who were part of the Suffragette movement.
– Winter and Arden, both have a Shakespeare connection.
on November 25th, 2017 at 12:59 pm
* 3 syllables 🙂
on November 25th, 2017 at 2:21 pm
I knew twin girls once that were Baker and Sage and their younger brother was Cole (aka Coal). Their dad was a chef and owned a restaurant I think. They’re unique but not so out there names and I love that they go along with the cooking theme in a not so obvious way.
on November 25th, 2017 at 2:34 pm
@magamble Baker and Sage, ha! I was going to suggest Booker and Reed but I didn’t want to undermine my professional credibility.
on November 25th, 2017 at 3:00 pm
I should have said in my previous post, in a fantasy future, I would have twin girls and name them Gwynhwyfar (or Gwynhwyvar) and Meirionwen, to honor my Welsh roots. However like I said, that’s a fantasy future, not a realistic one!
on November 25th, 2017 at 3:16 pm
Thaddeus and Johannah (family names)
Arthur and Beatrice (family names)
Phineas and Deryn (literary characters)
on November 25th, 2017 at 4:21 pm
For girls I love Aubrey and Adaline, Winona and Octavia, Nova and Elva or Remy and Ivy. For mixed twins, Phoenix (b) and Everest (g), Violet and Greyson or Xavier and Juniper. For boys, Arlo and Theo, Asa and Flynn or Lincoln and Xander.
on November 25th, 2017 at 5:01 pm
If I had twins, they’d likely be:
Isabelle Aurora Grace and Adelaide Iris Mireille (Bella and Daisy!) OR Isabelle Aurora Grace and Evangeline Dagny Jane (Bella and Eva)
Everett Joshua Charles and Casper Nathaniel Eden
Isabelle Aurora Grace and Avery Ian George
No real reasoning, other than that I LOVE the names and that I think they work so well together. I wouldn’t want to go themey with my kids if they were a set of multiples, so they really don’t have all that much ties to each other. I do like the idea of twin girls honoring either my mom and my maternal grandma, or both my grandmas (Isabelle and Adelaide is perfect, imo, because they do this!), but it’s obviously not required. 😛
on November 25th, 2017 at 5:44 pm
I knew a pair of male twins named Winston and Salem.
@maggiemary I love Alice and Celia (or perhaps Calie).
on November 25th, 2017 at 5:49 pm
@maggiemary @jmsouthern I agree, Alice and Celia are brilliant. Not only anagrams but stylistically compatible and distinct in sound. Several clever anagramish pairs here!
on November 25th, 2017 at 6:08 pm
my favorites for girls are Imogen Viola and Helena Olivia (after the characters and actresses who play them in the movie Twelfth Night)
for boy it’s Alasdair & Dashiell because their nicknames (Dair & Dash) are matchy while their full names are not.
on November 25th, 2017 at 6:15 pm
Samson (sun) and Selena (moon)
Merle and Paloma (black and white birds for boy and girl twins)
Lars (crowned with laurel) and Daphne (laurel tree)
Zenobia (force of Zeus) and Odin (Norse counterpart to Zeus)
Ruby and Julia (for girls born in July)
Greta and Maisie (both variations of Margaret)
Carmine and Scarlett (both red and both have “car” in the name)
Olivia and Viola (past the obvious near anagrams of each other, they are also both characters in Shakespeare’s Twelth Night)
Thalassa and Stella (the sea and the star, as a navigation reference to find your way using stars at sea)
Aaron and Eli (similar meanings of “uplifted” and “exalted”, biblical)
Stephen (crown) and Roy (king)
Danek and Nilo (variations of Daniel)
Keanu (cool breeze over the mountain) and Everest (a mountain)
Quillan (meaning “cub”) and Orson
Erin Beth Said
on November 25th, 2017 at 7:13 pm
Margaret and Louisa nn Daisy and Lola!
on November 25th, 2017 at 7:48 pm
August and Macsen- both mean great
Etta and Duke- both singers
Evangeline and Clarence- the first means ‘angel’, and the second is a famous angel
Caspian and Walden- both bodies of water
Rufus (red haired) and Kenyon (blond haired)
Irving (green river) and Orwell (branch of a river)
Holmes (from the island in the river) and Avalon (island of apples)- also both fictional characters
Reuben and Asher- 12 tribes of Israel
Evren and Orion- both celestial names
Verity and Truman- truth.
Duncan (dark warrior) and Edmund (fortunate protector)
For the Persian-Americans out there… Caspian and Bardia- both Persian names, and C.S. Lewis characters
Leo (lion) and Arthur (bear)
Carys and Dilan- love
Rosalind and Orlando- nature names and Shakespearean characters
Sam and Pari- both from the Shahnameh
Corin and Miranda- both Shakespearean characters
Booker (‘book’) and Hugh (intellect)
(Jimmy) Stewart and Clark (Gable)
Eveline and Leopold- both James Joyce characters
on November 25th, 2017 at 8:25 pm
Lock and Locket
on November 25th, 2017 at 8:48 pm
My best friend has a boy/girl twin convo of Xavier and Cecily. Both period names, both a little glamorous in a delicate, ornamental, understated sort of way. 6 letters.
on November 25th, 2017 at 8:49 pm
bonus: they go by Xav and Lee, 3 letter nicknames
on November 25th, 2017 at 10:03 pm
Rose and Dahlia, or Rose and Linnea (flower names)
Linus and Bianca, or Linus and Blanche (blond baby names)
Linnea (twinflower) and Thomas (“twin”) *I love these*
Theodore and Abraham (presidential first names)
on November 26th, 2017 at 4:44 am
Zoe and Eve – both meaning life (and 3 letters)
Rufus and Rory – both meaning red
on November 26th, 2017 at 6:46 am
Edison and Tesla (Eddie and Tess, if you want to use more subtle nicknames)
on November 26th, 2017 at 8:04 am
My twins are Jasper and Larkspur, only things they have in common are the last syllable sound and the nature meaning, which wasn’t intentional.
on November 26th, 2017 at 9:40 am
Lucy and Nora (both mean light)
Zoe and Eve (both mean life)
Clementine and Evangeline “Emme and Evie”
Hazel and Olive
Fiona and Maeve
on November 26th, 2017 at 10:51 am
Prospero and Serafina (a literary wizard & witch). I used these on my dogs (greyhounds) and they are a fun pair.
Renata + Saskia
Bluebell + Buttercup
Ferrando + Renato
Theodora + Amadeo
Sabine + Susanna
Renato + Saskia/Renata + Ferrando
Rupert + Lucasta
Topaz + Amethyst
Daphne + Phoebe
Memphis + Shiloh
on November 26th, 2017 at 11:14 am
I love a lot of these!
My favourites for twins are
Serena & Aurora
Valentina & Anastasia
Eliza & Matilda
Lyla & Anya
Alexis & Juliet
Rosalie & Delilah
Iris & Eden
Evelina & Isabella
Freya & Poppy
Clara & Darcy
Oliver & Violet
Leo & Thea
Malachi & Rosalie
Nico & Luna
Jasper & Scarlett
Finley & Freya
Gabriel & Delilah
Hugo & Lily
Lincoln & Harlow
Romeo & Olivia
Leo & Nico
Archie & Charlie
Oliver & Gabriel
Lincoln & Hunter
Dante & Kaius
Jackson & Maxwell / “Jack” & “Max”
Harrison & Xavier
Rupert & Finley
Matteo & Malachi
Jacob & Micah
on November 26th, 2017 at 11:46 am
@fehu, I also love Jessamine and Susannah, but I prefer Jessamyn, so the letter count is the same. Especially love the nickname idea of Jessie and Annie.
Ezra and Arlo – four letters, popular, fun “z” and “o” sounds
Tamsin and Linnea – six letters, similarly uncommon, both mean “twin”
Winter and Violet – six letters, nature meanings, strong “t” sounds
on November 26th, 2017 at 11:58 am
Lucy and Eleanor (the Beatles themed songs ) also Michelle and Anna
Daniel and Gulliver ( Elton John songs
Moon themed names
Luna and Phoebe also Rosalind and Ophelia (Phoebe (Saturn ) ( Rosalind and Ophelia (Uranus)
Carol and Reed
Reid and Melanie (black) or Reid and Kelly(green)
Water themed names
Meredith and Kai (Meredith sea lord and Kai sea)
Morgan and Dylan (Morgan sea circle ,Dylan of the sea)
Jennifer and Lynn (Jennifer (white wave )and Lynn (lake)
on November 26th, 2017 at 12:57 pm
Same meaning: Cordelia & Dylan (daughter & son of the sea)
Fav combo atm: Flora Linnea & Louis August
on November 26th, 2017 at 1:22 pm
My twin daughters are Campbell Riley and Leighton Paige. I also love Drew and Ashton for boys!
on November 26th, 2017 at 5:43 pm
I’m an identical twin and our names are Vanessa Amy & Tanya Honore (pronounced Tarn-ya).
We have the similar beginnings and Vanessa is a type of butterfly whilst Tanya is deprived of Titania the fairy queen, so we both have names that have wings in our meaning haha 🙂
on November 26th, 2017 at 7:15 pm
Edward and Arthur (Arthur’s Celtic meaning is bear and Teddy[bear] is short or Edward).
Leyla and Aurora (night in Arabic and goddess of the dawn)
Phoebe and Luna (goddess of the moon and moon in Italian)
Beatrix and Felicity (she who brings happiness and happy)
on November 26th, 2017 at 7:32 pm
I’ve always liked the twin names:
Fiona and Naomi
Bettina and Juliette
Ivy and Evelyn
Sabrina and Lydia
on November 26th, 2017 at 8:46 pm
Someone may have already suggested this combo, I haven’t read through all the comments, but what about Carmen and Camren? It would be cute for a girl/boy or girl/girl. I also this Lily and Susanna is a pretty combo as Susanna means Lily. And for a boy/boy combo I think Bo and Archer could be cute.
on November 26th, 2017 at 10:18 pm
Levi & Wyatt
Nora & Luna
Morgan & Lindsey
Amelia & Evelyn
Beauregard & Deveraux
Soren & Nolan
Tallulah & Delilah
Clementine & Ernestine
Keziah & Lazarus
Phoebe & Phaedra
Adeline & Beatrice
Nelson & Marcus
on November 26th, 2017 at 10:23 pm
Here are some more:
Samuel & Rebekah (Biblical names)
Cillian & Saoirse (names honoring my Irish heritage)
Sage & Rosemary (spices)
Orion & Nova (space names)
Justice & Amity (virtue names)
Royal & Haven (word names)
Jazz & Cadence (musical names)
on November 27th, 2017 at 4:57 pm
Alice and Wendy (names from classic children’s lit)
Ingrid and Greta (old Hollywood Swedish film stars, also shared “gr” element)
on November 27th, 2017 at 5:44 pm
This is my favorite style of naming twins!
For boys, I like Elijah and Joel (made up of the same Hebrew elements, El and Yah, in reverse order).
For girls, I’m partial to anagrams Alice and Celia or the meaning-matched Nadia and Hope.
However, I’d be unlikely to use most of these names outside of these paris, which is why my favorite twin names are for a mixed set: Ezra and Ophelia. I’d use either name on its own, and they both mean “help,” from Hebrew and Greek origins, respectively.
on November 27th, 2017 at 7:40 pm
I don’t think I’d use it, but I’ve always find Zoe and Liv (both meaning ‘life’) to be a beautiful twin set.
on November 27th, 2017 at 8:09 pm
I really love the names Noel and Nathan. I just think they’re so cute!
on November 28th, 2017 at 2:43 pm
Lark and Odette (both have bird associations)
Sylvana and Zinnia (nature associations)
Aurelien and Merrick (both have king/royal meanings/associations)
Flynn and Poppy / Rory and Siena / Scarlett and Flannery (all have “red” in their meaning)
Nerissa and Kai (both have “sea” in their meaning)
on November 28th, 2017 at 5:09 pm
Twins run in my family, and my current favorite twinset is Clara and Lucy. Both names share the same style, and they have similar meanings, Clara meaning “clear, bright,” and Lucy meaning “light”. Other clever twinsets that I’ve seen around and loved are:
Aidan and Nadia — each name is the other in reverse (and for triplets, through in Diana for another anagram)
Aliyah and Jordan — mean “ascend” and “descend” in Hebrew
Brendan and Sarah — mean “prince” and “princess” in Irish Gaelic and Hebrew respectively
Claus and Lucas — anagrams
Daphne and Laura — mean “laurel” in Greek and Latin
Deborah and Melissa — mean “bee” in Hebrew and Greek
Esperanza and Nadia — mean “hope” in Spanish and various Slavic languages
Eva (or Eve) and Zoe — mean “life” in Hebrew and Greek
Ezra and Ophelia — mean “help” in Hebrew and Greek
Grace and Hannah (or Anna) — mean “grace” in English and Hebrew
Ione (or Ianthe) and Violet — mean “violet (flower)” in Greek and English
Irene and Salome — mean “peace” in Greek and Hebrew
Jonathan and Matthew — both formed from Hebrew elements yehu “the Lord” and matis “gift”, but in a different order
Leon and Noel — anagrams
Luna and Selene — mean “moon” in Latin and Greek
Margaret and Pearl — mean “pearl” in Greek and English
Melanie and Phoebe — mean “dark” and “light” in Greek
Nathaniel and Theodore — mean “gift of God” in Hebrew and Greek
Nicholas and Victoria — mean “victory” in Greek and Latin
Eva and Zoe is probably my favorite of the bunch. Also, A+ to whoever suggested Alice and Celia, which is probably the most gorgeous set of anagrams I’ve seen yet!
on November 29th, 2017 at 2:20 pm
Back in the 80s, I babysat a set of twins named David & Amy (both mean beloved).
I know two sets of under 6 twins: Ruby &Ivy and Castle & Archer.
In my family, my grandfather, Donald, had a twin sister named Dorothy and I had identical twin aunts named Arlene and Ilene.
on November 30th, 2017 at 1:41 pm
Frangipani (Franny) and Plumeria (Meri) – different names for the same flower.
Hoping to use these for sister cats someday when I’m an old empty-nester cat lady since I won’t get a chance to use them on people even if I dared!
on December 1st, 2017 at 9:36 am
Aurora and Juliet- both have a romantic feel to them, and same number of letters.
Callum and Jonah – both mean “dove”.
Asher and Isaac – both Hebrew, meaning “happy” and “laughter”.
Bethany and Ethan – both Hebrew, and if you drop the “b” and “y” in Bethany you get Ethan.
on December 1st, 2017 at 8:01 pm
I’m a huge fan of twin sets drawn from Shakespearean siblings or cousins, à la Rosalind and Celia, Adriana and Luciana, Viola and Sebastian, Sebastian and Alonso, or Katherina and Bianca 🙂
on December 8th, 2017 at 12:58 pm
Hope and Nadezhda – Nadezhda means Hope in Russian & Bulgarian
Joy and Radostina – both mean joy
Astrid Madita and Peppilotta Ida – I‘m a huge Astrid Lindgren fan
Clover Marigold and Dahlia Penrose – my favourite flower names
Berlyn & Galway
Rusalka Lorelei & Nixie – mermaid names
Robyn & Raven
Morella & Ligeia – both Edgar Allan Poe characters
Lillemor and Emese – both mean mother
Malina & Jagoda Berry
Snezhana Eira & Lumi Snow
Taina and Mystery
Sveta Sanaa & Laoise Yetta
Shadow & Senka
Lynn & Meara
Wesley and Alfred – my favourite filmmakers, Wes Anderson & Alfred Hitchcock
Robert Fitzgerald and Edgar Scott – my favourite male writers united
William Richard and Charles Henry – my favourite classical names
Forrest Calhoun & Glade Bradshaw
Grantham & Branson
Boy and Girl:
Fawn and Hjörtur – both mean Fawn
on December 14th, 2017 at 12:31 am
I can’t wait to read all these, but here are some of my favorites (less obvious ones)while using some of your helpful lists! I like the anagram ones (which I’m not good at).
Remington & Adair (unisex/river-related)
Avonlea & Hadley (“ee” ending & field-related)
Meadow & Waverly (meadow-related)
Callum & Jonah (mean dove)
Tabitha & Yara (animals)
Griffin & Leander (variations of lion)
Ophira & Aurelia (“a” ending & mean gold/golden)
Howard & Hazel (both #25 in 1912, both start with “H” (might be my favorite overall)
Kegan & Basil (both #1000 in 1987 and 1983 (birth year for my older sister and me))
Nora & Sylvia (both vintage names, both best selling female authors in 2016)
Arthur & Judith (both vintage names and both best selling authors in 1975)
Josephine and Daphne (both vintage names & characters in “Some Like it Hot”)
Louisa & Nelle (both famous authors (Little Women and To Kill a Mockingbird))
Tatum & Holiday (surnames of jazz artists)
Hawkins & Davis (“”””)
Seraphina & Araminta (unique and both four syllables)
Adira & Evander (both mean strong and start with vowels)
Halden & Leif (both Scandinavian)
Harper & Hayes (both surnames, start with “H” and are mountains in Alaska)
Hopkins & Graham (both mountains in Arizona)
Reed & Emerson (colleges)
Elowen & Linnea (nature theme)
Olive & Ever (both word names, first two letters of each together but backwards spells “love”)
on March 19th, 2018 at 8:51 pm
I’ve always had a gp fantasy of naming twins Marina and Galaxy nn Mari and Gala but, once again, totally GP.
My more realistic ones:
Oliver and Evangeline, actually for the same reason as mallowd (first two letters of each together but backwards spells “love”)
Elias Winter and Saskia Summer- season middles duh, cheesy but I think they work out to be cute in this instance, also Elias and Saskia are a character set in my friend’s novel and that book meant a lot to me.
Isobeau and Evangeline “Zoe and Eva”- both the nns mean life.
Marilyn and Fionnuala “Riley and Finley”- both nns are unisex names.
Nikolai and Leonidas “Kolya and Leo”- they were a set of twin princes in a novel I love
Augustus and Ludovic- ^
Ethan and Luca- both very popular but not too matchy.
Nora and Nicholas- two of my favourite, and some of the most successful, current authors of cliche but good romance.
Alice and Sylvie- old fashioned but still popular
Alaska and Nevada “Laskie and Ada”- places in the USA which honours my grandfather.
Lorelai and Catherine “Lark and Wren”- bird nns.
Catalina Sofia and Carolina Maria- matching a endings (and c beginnings)
Temperance and Independence “Perrie and Indie”- virtue names.
on November 13th, 2019 at 1:29 pm
I recently gave advice to a youtuber who’s having twin girls and I recommended:
Giuditta Lior and Gardenia Lark
I also like for girls
Blair and Violet/viola
Callum and Jonah
Leon and Noel
Viola and Bastien
yes, I took half the inspiration from these other comments. the rest are my own.
on November 15th, 2019 at 2:11 pm
Also Donahue and Leila
Agnes and Katherine
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