Unique Twin Names to Inspire

Unique Twin Names to Inspire

Unique twin names that feel well-matched but not too matchy can feel impossible to find. Naming twins is undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges (and greatest pleasures) facing a baby namer – although our ultimate guide to twin names is a great place to start!

Many parents naming twins take inspiration from the most popular names list. Some of the most common combinations for twins today consist of modern classics like Olivia and Sophia for girls, Biblical favorites like Elijah and Isaiah for boys, and same-initial pairings like Ava and Aiden for girl-boy twins. And popular twin names do offer many advantages.

But what if you want unique twin names that are connected and compatible yet not too obvious or cutesy? Meaning: Jupiter and Juno, no. Jupiter and Juniper, still no. But Jupiter and Calypso? Now you’re talking!

Here are some original ideas for unique twin names to inspire you. All of these pairings share some connection – whether in meaning, origin, spelling or associations – but all work just as well individually as they do together.

And, crucially, none of these unique names ranks within the current US Top 1000.

Unusual Twin Girl Names

Unique and unusual twin girl names can be found in a range of styles from a variety of sources. Connecting these names with a subtle theme can be a good way to focus the pair without being too obvious.

Arrietty & Lavender – names from children’s books

Bluma & Saffron – quirky botanical names

Marta & Tamar – anagram names

Allegra & Beatrix – both mean “joy”

Rhiannon & Tallulah – names from songs

Rosamund & Isolde – names from legendary romances

Seren & Vesper – sleek names meaning “star”

Tabitha & Hermione — fictional witch names

Una & Nessa – mean “one” and “two”

Zadie & Zita – retro Z names

Uncommon Twin Boy Names

Unique names for twin boys can be connected by meaning, letter, origin, or theme. Think about a larger backstory that resonates for you and use that to inspire uncommon boy names for your twin sons.

Ames & Winn – both mean “friend”

Aziz & Zaki – Arabic names with virtue meanings

Calder & Conran – artistic C surnames

Ciro & Sol – both mean “sun”

Constantine & Aurelian — Roman emperor names

Django & Fitz – cool jazz names

Eben & Boaz – 4-letter Biblical names

Kuiper & Altair – celestial names

Orson & Roscoe – vintage names with animal meanings

Ravello & Caruso — Italian opera names

Unique Girl-Boy Twin Names

Gender does not need to make unique twin names less compatible. Here are some unique names for boy-girl twins that are perfectly in tune. Find a connecting point that speaks to you and use that as a starting point in your search for names for your babies.

Amity & Valor – 5-letter virtue names

Art & Etta – jazzy nicknames

Cordelia & Valentine – Shakespearean names

Florin & Avalon – fictional place names

Jupiter & Calypso – quirky mythological names

Luan & Zira – both mean “moon”

Mercury & Peridot – rare mineral names

Oberon & Ottilie – unexpected O names

Priya & SajanHindi names meaning “love”

Tamsin & Tavish – both mean “twin”

Cool Unisex Names for Twins

Whatever gender your twins, you can find lots of uncommon gender-neutral name pairs that work. As with the other twin names, look for a unique background story to link the names and inspire your search.

Auburn & Ochre – color names

Bergen & Juneau – city names

Bly & Poe – 3-letter literary surnames

Cedar & Hollis – tailored tree names

Colm & Lark – bird names

Innes & Adair – Scottish surnames

Pax & Merritt – virtuous meanings

Radley & Rivers – literary R surnames

Shai & Lior – 4-letter Hebrew names

Tully & Ennis – Irish surname and place names

About the Author

Emma Waterhouse

Emma Waterhouse

Emma Waterhouse joined the team in 2017, writing about everything from the top baby name trends 2023 to how not to choose the next big baby name. As Nameberry's head moderator, she also helps to keep our active forums community ticking.

Emma's articles on names and naming trends have been featured in publications including the Huffington Post, People, Today's Parent, Fatherly, and Good Housekeeping.

A linguist by background, Emma speaks several languages and lives in England's smallest county with her husband and four young children. You can reach her at