Congratulations! You’re having twins and twin girls, no less. Choosing a baby name for a single daughter 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 Laura and Moira or Billie and Millie. So, what’s an expecting parent to do?
We’ve got you covered! Finding names for girls 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 girls 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 girls that create perfect balance and harmony.
25. Paisley & Piper
Paisley is a girl’s name of Scottish origin meaning “church.” There’s even a place with the name there. Piper is an English occupational name that means “flute player.” Both names have plenty of character on their own, but because they both start with a P, these two work extremely well together.
24. Everly & Eleanor
Everly is an English name with German roots that means “wild boar in a woodland clearing.” Okay! Eleanor is also an English name but it has French roots and means “other Aenor.” Okay! Both names are top 50 picks for girls in the US.
23. Ava & Aubrie
Ava is a Latin, Hebrew, and Germanic name that can mean “life” or “bird” or “water” or “island.” Take your pick! Aubrie is a name with German roots that means “elf ruler.” Both names are highly popular and they play very nicely with one another.
22. Isabelle & Octavia
Isabelle is the French form of the name Elizabeth which means “pledged to God.” Octavia has Latin origins and has been a favored name in majority English-speaking countries since the Victorian Era. The name means “eight.” Both names are charming and sound sophisticated together.
21. Holly & Heidi
Holly is a nature name that’s commonly given to girls born on or around Christmas. Heidi is a German name that means “noble.” Both names sound like lyrics to the same song. We love these cute H-names paired together.
20. Poppy & Ivy
If you’re after a nature name double-feature, consider the names Poppy and Ivy. Both share the “ee” ending. Poppy refers to the “red flower” and Ivy to the “evergreen vine.” If you’re expecting a Christmas baby, you can go with a little green and red as inspiration with these names.
19. Aria & Arwen
Aria has origins in both Italian and Hebrew. It means “melody” in one case and “air” in the other. Arwen is a Welsh name that means “noble maiden.” Both names begin with Ar- making them sound very cute together without rhyming.
18. Juniper & Penelope
Juniper is a fresh-feeling nature name that means “young.” Similar-sounding but different, Penelope is a Greek name that means “weaver.” These names are two peas in a pod!
17. Leila & Nora
Leila is a girl’s name of Arabic or Persian origin meaning “night.” Nora is an Irish name with a Greek past that means “light.” Not only do these names sound handsome together, but they also have meanings that balance out. Both names are in the top 250 most popular ones for girls.
16. Gemma & Arabella
Sure you can always go with Gemma and Ruby but we decided to shake up an old favorite pairing. Gemma is an Italian name that’s beloved in the UK and recently has surged in the US. It means “precious stone.” Arabella is another Italian name in this instance it means “yielding to prayer.” Both names are flush with romance and style.
15. Freya & Lyra
You will definitely turn some heads if you choose Freya and Lyra for your daughters. Freya is an Old Norse name that means “a noble woman.” Lyra is a constellation name taken from the lyre of Orpheus. Both names are new additions to the top 1000 both making their debut in the mid-2010s.
14. Hazel & Rowen
Rowen or Rowan are two spelling options for an Irish name that means “little redhead.” Hazel is a classic English name that refers to the hazelnut tree. Hazel is currently a favorite for new parents but Rowan is only trailing a little behind it. These names sound exceptional together.
13. Evangeline & Cordelia
Evangeline is a Greek name that means “bearer of good news.” Cordelia has roots in both Irish and Latin and means “daughter of the sea” or “heart.” Saying one of these right after the other is a mouthful, but they both seem so strong and assured. Nicknames Eva and Lia sound so nice together, right?
12. Isla & Maren
Isla is a Scottish place-name and a Spanish word for “island.” Maren is a Latin name that means “sea.” These two have meanings that naturally fit and both names are very unique and charming.
11. Imogen & Violet
If you’re after a touch of vintage Victorian, go with Imogen and Violet. Imogen is a Celtic name that means “maiden.” Unlike Violet, Imogen has yet to enjoy the same popularity in the US as it does across the UK. Violet is more universally loved although it’s less complex. This English name with Latin origins means “purple.”
10. Rosemary & Helena
Rosemary refers to the delicious herb, of course, but it also means “due of the sea” in Latin. Helena has Greek origins and means “bright.” Both names have three syllables and balance each other out. Nicknames Rose and Lena sound pretty magical together.
9. Cora & Pearl
Cora is a name with Greek origins that is ties to the mythological Persephone. This handsome name means “maiden.” Pearl is a Latin gem name that’s making a comeback after falling from fashion in fifties. Both names have a timeless charm and sound very posh when paired together.
8. Sylvie & Elodie
You can go full on French with a couple of names like Sylvie and Elodie. Sylvie is the French form of the Latin name Sylvia that means “from the forest.” Elodie has been on the American popularity charts since record-keeping began in the 1880s. Elodie is a French name with Greek origins that means “foreign riches.”
7. Gwendolyn & Genevieve
Pair these two complex G-names and you’ve created a winning couple. Genevieve is an English form of a French name that has roots in German (there won’t be test, don’t worry). The name means “tribe woman.” Gwendolyn has a more straightforward history as a Welsh name featured in Arthurian legend. The name means “white ring.” We’re tickled by the idea of nicknames Gen and Gwen.
6. Maisie & Fiona
If you’re after a Scottish pair, you’ve found them in Maisie and Fiona. Maisie means “pearl” and Fiona means “white, fair.” Both names have a pure meaning and they sound so playful and appropriate together. You’ll find both monikers in the top 500 baby names in the US.
5. Phoebe & Greta
Maisie and Greta share the same root, somehow. Greta is a diminutive form of the German name Margarethe. It too means “pearl.” We love the Greek name Phoebe that means “radiant.” Both names contain two syllables and end in a vowel. Phoebe and Greta sound like two little girls who will someday rule the world.
4. Juliette & Vivienne
Here’s another pair of names that share French origins. Vivienne is a distinguished choice that means “life.” Juliette is an adorable name that means “little Julia.” Juliette is currently more popular in the US than Vivienne but Viv’s quiet sophistication will make it a favorite yet.
3. Louisa & Felicity
Louisa is the Latinate feminine form of Louis a name that means “renowned warrior.” Felicity is a Latin virtue name that means “good fortune.” The dominant L and S-sounds of these names make them a practical pair.
2. Iris & Opal
Nature-loving parents should consider Opal and Iris for their daughters. Opal is a name with Sanskrit origins that means “gem.” It’s the birthstone for October. Iris refers to the gorgeous flower and has Greek origin which means “rainbow.” Both of these names are a prize.
1. Lexie & Suri
Lexie is an interesting name in that it was popular at the turn of both the 20th and 21st centuries. After the 1910s the name fell off the popularity charts before returning in the late nineties where it enjoyed a deal of favor. Now, the name is trending down. The name has Greek origins and means “defender of men.”
Suri is a Hebrew name and a form of Sarah which means “princess.” It also means “the sun” in Sanskrit, “rose” in Persian so there’s a lot of reasons to give this name. Suri has not enjoyed the same popularity as Lexie but we see that changing over the next few years! Lexie and Suri sound like some very close sisters. We love these names!
There you go! Do you feel inspired by these pairings? We hope so! Naming a single baby is difficult and picking two names can be even worse. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself and, no matter what, pick two names you love.