Congratulations! You’re having twins and twin boys, no less. Choosing a baby name for a single boy can be a chore, but for two there’s even more to consider. You don’t one name to outshine the other. You always want both names to sound smart together without one relying on the other. Chances are you’re not after those annoying rhyming pairs like Ronald and Donald or Jake and Blake. So, what’s an expecting parent to do?
We’ve got you covered! Finding names for boys that compliment each other isn’t too terribly hard. And, our best advice is to just go with your gut and pick two names that you love. However, we’ve got some ideas to help make that easier for you. These baby names for boys pair well together and have similar lengths and structures so that they don’t seem completely random and will sound like you put a great deal of thought into them. Here are 25 pairs of matching twin names for boys that go together peas and carrots.
25. Archie & Bowie
Choosing two names with similar endings is a wise choice. Archie and Bowie both end in an “ee” sound but they don’t rhyme. Archie is a name that means “truly brave” and it’s in style again thanks to Meghan Markle. David Bowie helps bring Bowie some star power. Bowie is a Scottish name that means “blonde.”
24. Logan & Lincoln
Logan and Lincoln are both top 50 names in popularity in the US, so neither will feel out of place. Names that start with the same letter are a cute gesture for twins, just make sure the names don’t sound too alike. Logan is a Scottish name that means “small hollow.” Lincoln is an English name that means “town by a pool.”
23. Mason & Kyson
Don’t go and do the whole Tyson and Kyson thing, you’ll regret it because the names sound far too similar. Don’t confuse your children and yourself! Kyson is an English name that means “son of Kyle.” It’s a new favorite that’s been growing in popularity over the last decade. Meanwhile, Mason is a bonafide star and a top 10 pick that means “worker of stone.”
22. Harry & Liam
If you’re an Anglophile, go nuts and name your boys Liam and Harry. Liam is the shortened form of William and means “resolute protector.” Harry is a short form of Henry that means “estate ruler.” Both names are popular in the UK and US. Liam, of course, is the number one name in the country at the moment.
21. Spencer & Sebastian
Spencer and Sebastian are two names that sound so pleasing together. Spencer is an English one that means “steward.” Sebastian is a touch more romantic than Spencer and has seen its popularity grow dramatically in recent years. It’s a Greek name that means “man from Sebastia.”
20. Ryder & Rohan
Ryder is a strong English name that means “messenger.” Rohan balances things out with a touch of Gaelic charm. The name means “rowan tree” or “little redhead.” Neither of your boys will be disappointed with these choices.
19. Waylon & Owen
Waylon is a retro-sounding name that’s more popular today than it ever has been. The English name means “land beside the road.” Owen is a touch more sophisticated and has a touch of Celtic magic. The Welsh name means “young warrior.” Both names share an “en” ending so they fit nicely together.
18. Mack & Miller
Mack is a name that can be traced back to Scottish and Irish Gaelic. The name means “son of.” Mack sounds kind of macho but we love it. Miller is an English occupational name that means “grinder of the grain.” The pair, Mack Miller, should not be confused with the late rapper, Mac Miller.
17. Carson & Carter
Carson is a Scottish classic that means “son of the marsh-dwellers.” Carter has been a favored name for boys since the eighties and means “transporter of goods.” Both names have the handsome Car- beginning which makes them two peas in a pod.
16. Rider & Rebel
Rider is a more contemporary form of Ryder and means “horseman.” Rebel is another word-name that means exactly what you think it does. These are both very bold choices so sit with the pair for a moment and make sure they’ll work for your family.
15. River & Rider
Can you tell we really like the name Rider? It just goes so well with so many names. If Rebel seems too much of a risk to you, consider the soothing nature name, River. Both if these names are so animated and full of life. They would make an excellent pair.
14. Declan & Keegan
Keegan is a name for boys that’s been in the top 1000 since the seventies. We love this Irish name that means “son of Egan.” What sounds great with Keegan? Declan! Another Irish favorite, Declan is the more popular of the two names and means “man of prayer.”
13. Finley & Berkley
Finley and Berkley sound like a very posh pair. Finley is a Gaelic name with ties to Scottish royalty that means “fair-haired hero.” If you’re in the UK Berkeley is the preferred spelling and it’s said BARK-lee. In the US, we pronounce it like the city in California. We also prefer the spelling Berkley as it feels more contemporary.
12. Cameron & Anthony
If you’re after a winning pair, check the syllable count for each name. Three-syllable options are great and sound very classy in the case of Cameron or Anthony. Cameron is a Scottish name with a funny meaning: “crooked nose.” Anthony is a time-tested classic that can be traced to Antiquity. Anthony means “priceless one.”
11. Sawyer & Everett
Sawyer is an English occupational name that means “woodcutter.” Before the nineties, the name was more commonly found as a surname, but today it’s one of the hottest given names for babies. Everett is another English classic that comes from a German name that means “brave as a wild boar.”
10. Ezra & Felix
Ezra is a remarkable Hebrew name that means “help.” Now, you could pair this with another Hebrew name like Levi or Ari, but we like the variety Felix brings to the mix. Felix is a Latin name that means “happy.” Felix has consistently ranked around the top 200 names for about 100 years. Ezra has been used for just as long in the US but it’s more popular today than ever before.
9. Tobias & Tyler
Tobias is a Greek name that was adapted from the Hebrew Toviyah which means “God is good.” Like Ezra, Tobias is a classic name that’s more popular than ever before. Tyler is an English occupational name that means “maker of tile.” We love the double dose of T’s you get with these two.
8. Benjamin & Elijah
Benjamin and Elijah both share a soft “jah” component which makes them work extremely well together. Benjamin is a Hebrew name that means “son of the right hand.” Elijah is also Hebrew and means “Yahweh is God.” Both names are in the top 10 so you won’t be surprising anyone or making grandma mad with these picks.
7. Harrison & Jackson
Harrison is an English name that means “son of Henry.” Likewise, Jackson is an English name that means “son of Jack.” Both share the wonderful “son” ending while providing the exceptional nicknames Harry and Jack.
6. Noah & Ian
Noah is an exceedingly popular name that means “rest.” Ian is the Scottish from of John, a name which means “the Lord is gracious.” Noah and Ian have this cool double-vowel thing going on with Oh-Ah for Noah and Ee-Ah for Ian. We think this makes those two go great together.
5. Adler & Espen
Okay, this pair might get you in some hot water with older family members. Adler is a classic German name that means “eagle.” Espen is a Scandinavian name that means “god bear.” Neither name is very popular in the US, but we love both their unique sounds. Be brave, parents!
4. Stellan & Theo
Stellan is an old Swedish name that means “calm.” Theo is a shortened form of Theodore a Greek name that means “gift from God.” We love the stylish sound of both, but we will warn you that Theo is far more popular than Stellan in the US.
3. Jonas & Titus
Jonas is the Greek form of Jonah a name that means “dove.” Titus is a Roman name that means “title of honor.” Jonas and Titus have the same number of letters and very similar endings. Don’t they sound wonderful together? Both names are in the top 500, so nothing too wild is going down with this pair.
2. Edmond & Tobin
If you’re after names that both feel as if they’ve been sliced from the upper-crust, consider Edmond and Tobin. Edmond is an English name with Dutch origins that means “wealthy protector.” Tobin began as alternative form of Tobias and was used primarily as a surname. The name means “God is good.” We love both even if they do sound a little snobbish.
1. Darius & Dominic
The origins of the name Darius are unclear. The name probably began use in Persia before it was adopted by the Greeks and later the Romans. The name means “kingly.” Dominic is an English name with Latin origins that means “belonging to the Lord.” Both have storied use throughout Europe. Both names are now in the top 1000 in the US. Handsome choices for a pair of twin boys, no doubt!
There you go! 25 matching names for twin boys that sound perfect together without being too matchy-matchy. We hope you’re inspired by this list and will consider similar pairings for your little boys.
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