Whether you are having twin girls, twin boys or one of each, this twin baby name guide will take the stress out of your big decision.


You thought finding one baby name was tough until you found out you had to find two! It's stressful, we know. But we also like to think of it as twice the fun. So where to begin?

Many parents stick to a theme when choosing twin names, such as Faith and Hope or London and Paris. Other parents, however, skip the themes and go with two names that are as individual as their child, such as Jacob and Michael. Another option is to pick two names that start with the same letter, such as Andrew and Ava.

For years, the Social Security Administration released a list of the most popular twin baby names of the year. Though they have stopped creating this twin-specific list, the most popular twin names from years past offer up some awesome inspiration for parents. We rounded up some of our favorite popular twin baby name options for your double bundle of joy.

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Twin Names for Girls

Parents with twin girls trend toward two names with the same theme, such as Faith and Hope. Old-fashioned names are another popular choice. Check out 15 popular twin names for girls below for more ideas:

  1. Isabella, Sophia
  2. Faith, Hope
  3. Olivia, Sophia
  4. Ella, Emma
  5. Hailey, Hannah
  6. Ava, Emma
  7. Heaven, Nevaeh
  8. Madison, Morgan
  9. Mackenzie, Madison
  10. Ava, Olivia
  11. Isabella, Olivia
  12. Makayla, Mackenzie
  13. Ava, Ella
  14. Faith, Grace
  15. Gabriella, Isabella

Some of our favorite celebrity twin girl names include Dave Matthews's daughters named Stella and Grace and Ron Howard's daughters Paige and Jocelyn.

Twin Names for Boys

A popular trend for parents of twin boys is choosing two names that start with the same letter. Check out 15 popular twin baby boy names, according to the Social Security Administration:

  1. Jacob, Joshua
  2. Matthew, Michael
  3. Daniel, David
  4. Jayden, Jordan
  5. Jayden, Jaylen
  6. Elijah, Isaiah
  7. Isaac, Isaiah
  8. Ethan, Evan
  9. Logan, Lucas
  10. Logan, Luke
  11. Caleb, Joshua
  12. Landon, Logan
  13. Andrew, Matthew
  14. Nathan, Nicholas
  15. Brandon, Bryan

Some of our favorite celebrity twin boy names include Niki Taylor's sons, Hunter and Jake, Julie Bowen's twins, Gus and John, and Ricky Martin's twin boys named Matteo and Valentino.

Twin Names for Girl/Boy

Girl/boy twins are often given names that start with the same letter, such as Olivia and Owen. Check out more top picks:

  1. Madison, Mason
  2. Taylor, Tyler
  3. Addison, Aiden
  4. Emily, Ethan
  5. Emma, Evan
  6. Ella, Ethan
  7. Emma, Ethan
  8. Jayda, Jayden
  9. Jada, Jaden
  10. Aidan, Nadia
  11. Aiden, Ava
  12. Emma, William
  13. Madison, Matthew
  14. Anna, William
  15. Emily, Evan

Jennifer Lopez named her twins Max and Emme, while Angelina Jolie chose Vivienne and Knox. The names of Neil Patrick Harris's twins, Gideon and Harper, have a cool, preppy sound to them, as do Julia Roberts's twins Hazel and Phinnaeus.

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