Few things are more exciting than picking a baby name when you’re pregnant. And if you’re expecting twins, you get to double that list!
Since multiples are usually referred to together quite often, you’ll want to pick names that flow well together. For example, you don’t want to name one Henrietta and the other Allison, ya feel us?
Don’t worry, we scoured the interwebs for you to find the names that work the best with twins.
Let’s dive in:
Expecting two girls?
Isabella and Sophia
How gorgeous do these two popular names flow together? You’re bound to raise two perfectly mannered lil ladies with names like these.
Faith and Hope
Faith means having trust or confidence in someone or something, and Hope means having an expectation or desire for that thing to happen. If those two names don’t balance each other out perfectly, we don’t know what does.
Olivia and Katherine
Olivia was first used in 1602 in William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and Katherine was borne by several saints, including St. Catherine of Alexandria, a fourth century martyr. These old classics are still well-known today and mesh perfectly together.
Madison and Morgan
Mads and Morgs—these two are already best friends and don’t even know it.
Ava and Mia
These are both Latin names; Ava means “Living one” and Mia means “Mine” or “Wished for.” How sweet is that? Bonus: There will be no jealousy over who has more letters in their name (twins fight about the darndest things).
Lillian and Nora
Both of these made BabyCenter’s list of popular baby names for 2018—we can see why! They’re both of English descent (though Nora also has Italian, Irish, Albanian, Scandinavian, Arabic, and Baltic roots) and are both absolutely lovely.
Sophia and Stella
Sophia was a name used by European royalty in the Middle Ages, and Stella is Latin for “star.” No wonder they sound so magical together.
Tracy and Tammy
Skylar and Paisley
We’re loving these trendy names and how well they work together. These two are destined to be artists, we think.
Mae and Paige
Both French. Both beautiful. Enough said.
Expecting two boys?
Jacob and Joshua
Apparently “Jacob and Joshua: Nemesis Rising” is a reality TV show, but that’s not why we paired them. We just think these two classics flow great together!
Daniel and David
Both of Hebrew origin, and both on popular baby name websites for years and years. No wonder they go so well!
Owen and Liam
Owen means “young warrior” and Liam stands for “warrior and protector.” These two will both have names to be proud of, that’s for sure (plus, they’ll likely grow up to be well-mannered lads).
Brandon and Brian
These are both of English origin—and they’re both common and classic.
Andrew and Matthew
Also common and classic names, Drew and Matt are destined to be BFFs, don’t you think?
Scott and Steven
Maybe it’s because this writer had a crush on both a Scott and Steven in her life that this seems to work. Sorry, this one isn’t scientific, just go with it.
William and Henry
These names both have that old-fashioned, yet modern appeal.
Aiden and Jaxon
On the contrary, these two are more trendy—another pair that made Baby Center’s list of most popular baby names of 2018.
Leo and Jonah
Leo translates to “Lion” in Latin and Jonah translates to “Dove” in Hebrew. What more can we say? It’s a perfect pair.
Anthony and Benjamin
The name Anthony is derived from a Roman clan name, and Benjamin in the Old Testament is the founder of one of the southern tribes of the Hebrews. Kind of cool, huh?
Expecting a boy and a girl?
Madison and Matthew
Starting off with two Ms—you can think that’s corny or cute, but we’re going with the latter.
Scarlett and Sebastian
All right, so a lot of these will have the same first letter (understandably so). But we love these classic names that have recently come back into style (they both made the same popular names list on Baby Center!).
Aurora and Philip
Aurora is the name of the princes in Sleeping Beauty, and Philip is the name of the prince. Is that weird, or does it work? We’re going with the latter because they’re both such classic, lovely names.
Keith and Kennedy
This one is a little odd, but bear with us: Kennedy is derived either from Ó Cinnéide meaning grandson of Cinnédidh, or ceann and éidigh meaning “ugly head.” Keith is derived from the Middle High German kīt, a word meaning “sprout,” “offspring.” We think those are the most random meanings, and we kind of dig it.
Donna and Derrick
In English, Derrick means “gifted ruler” and Donna’s original meaning is similar to “lady of the home.” Uh, yes.
Athena and Sage
Sage means “wise and knowing” and Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom. You’re sure to have a set of twins who grow up to be Einsteins!
Olivia and Oliver
We admit, this one is a little yin and yang, but maybe that just means these names are best for identical twins.
Harper and Carter
Yes, they kind of rhyme. But come on, it’s adorable! Plus, both these names are English, Scottish, and Irish, which is probably why they work so well together.
Avery and Caleb
Both trending right now, we can’t get over how much we like these two together.
Maya and Wyatt
If you say these two fast together, they kind of turn into one name: Myatt. We don’t hate it.
What do you think of these twin names? Would you ever name your set of multiples one of these? Tell us your favorite pairing in the comments!