Twin names: Baby name ideas for twin boys and twin girls

We've rounded up some of the most popular twin names for both twin boys, twin girls and twin boy and girls names.

Parents that have been blessed with double trouble often say that twin names are much harder to come up with than other baby names.

Not only do you have to choose two names, you have to make sure that they flow nicely as a set, without any awkward rhymes or rhythms.

Should you pick from the most popular names for 2017, or try to find two names that are off the trend radar, and then totally unique to your duo? Some parents like to choose names with the same first or last letter, whereas others want their twin names to be completely independent and different from each other.

Pregnant with twins and looking for ideas? The Social Security Administration in America previously released a list of the top twin baby names – and whilst they no longer compile the list every year, here’s some inspiration from their most recent list of most-used sibsets…

Most popular twin girl names

1. Ella and Emma
2. Olivia and Sophia
3. Gabriella and Isabella
4 Faith and Hope
5. Ava and Emma
6. Isabella and Sophia
7. Madison and Morgan
8. Ava and Ella
9. Ava and Olivia
10. Mackenzie and Madison
11. Abigail and Isabella
12. Abigail and Emma
13. Hailey and Hannah
14. Makayla and Mackenzie
15. Addison and Avery
16. Elizabeth and Emily
17. Ava and Mia
18. Heaven and Nevaeh
19. Abigail and Emily
20. Emma and Olivia
21. London and Paris
22. Chloe and Claire
23. Mia and Mya
24. Anna and Emma
25. Anna and Brianna
26. Isabella and Olivia
27. Abigail and Lillian
28. Addison and Ava
29. Emma and Isabella
30. Samantha and Sophia
31. Ella and Olivia
32. Emma and Hannah
33. Emma and Mia
34. Faith and Grace
35. Madison and Makenzie
36. Madison and Olivia
37. Abigail and Olivia
38. Annabella and Isabella
39. Chloe and Zoe
40. Elizabeth and Isabella
41. Elizabeth and Victoria
42. Jada and Jade
43. Julia and Sophia
44. Kayla and Kylie
45. Madison and Megan
46. Mia and Sophia
47. Natalie and Olivia
48. Paige and Payton
49. Serenity and Trinity
50. Valentina and Valeria

Most popular twin girl and boy names

1. Madison and Mason
2. Emma and Ethan
3. Taylor and Tyler
4. Madison and Michael
5. Jayda and Jayden
6. Madison and Matthew
7. Samuel and Sophia
8. Addison and Aiden
9. Olivia and Owen
10. Zachary and Zoe
11. Addison and Jackson
12. Aiden and Ava
13. Emily and Ethan
14. Emma and Ryan
15. Isaac and Isabella
16. Natalie and Nathan
17. Abigail and Benjamin
18. Andrew and Emma
19. Isabella and Isaiah
20. Jada and Jaden
21. Brian and Brianna
22. Emma and Jack
23. Aiden and Emma
24. Eli and Ella
25. Jacob and Olivia
26. Lily and Logan
27. Michael and Michelle
28. Naomi and Noah
29. Abigail and Alexander
30. Abigail and Andrew
31. Brandon and Brianna
32. Chloe and Christian
33. Elizabeth and William
34. Emily and Matthew
35. Emma and Jacob
36. Emma and William
37. Jacob and Sarah
38. Lilly and Logan
39. Nicholas and Sophia
40. Noah and Sophia
41. Oliver and Olivia
42. Sophia and William
43. Abigail and Jacob
44. Addison and Austin
45. Alexander and Sophia
46. Ella and Jackson
47. Emma and Evan
48. Emma and James
49. Jayla and Jaylen
50. Zachary and Zoey

Most popular twin boy names

1. Jacob and Joshua
2. Ethan and Evan
3. Jayden and Jordan
4. Daniel and David
5. Matthew and Michael
6. Landon and Logan
7. Elijah and Isaiah
8. Jacob and Joseph
9. Jayden and Jaylen
10. Isaac and Isaiah
11. Caleb and Joshua
12. Andrew and Matthew
13. James and John
14. Alexander and Nicholas
15. Jeremiah and Josiah
16. Joseph and Joshua
17. Nathan and Nicholas
18. Jonathan and Joshua
19. Logan and Lucas
20. Ethan and Nathan
21. Aiden and Ethan
22. Jeremiah and Joshua
23. Alexander and Andrew
24. Alexander and Benjamin
25. Logan and Luke
26. Jacob and Lucas
27. Jonathan and Joseph
28. Nathan and Noah
29. Andrew and Anthony
30. Brandon and Bryan
31. Daniel and Michael
32. Daniel and Samuel
33. Isaiah and Jeremiah
34. Jaden and Jordan
35. Jayden and Kayden
36. John and Joseph
37. Matthew and Ryan
38. Aiden and Austin
39. Benjamin and Samuel
40. Christopher and Nicholas
41. Taylor and Tyler
42. Benjamin and William
43. Hayden and Hunter
44. Santiago and Sebastian
45. Alexander and Anthony
46. Alexander and William
47. Brandon and Brian
48. Carter and Cooper
49. Evan and Owen
50. Evan and Ryan

Do you have twins? What names did you opt for? Let us know in the comments below!