Posted: Jan 15, 2013 11:00 AM
Searching for the perfect twin baby names can be twice the fun! Whether you are expecting twin girls, twin boys or one of each, we have rounded up the best baby names for your double bundle of joy.

What are the hottest trends for twin baby names? If you are stuck finding the right set of baby names for your twins, let us help!

Twin girl baby names

The top baby girl name of the year is Sophia, so it should come as no surprise that the top twin girl name includes this feminine name. Here are the top 10 twin girl baby names of the year, according to the Social Security Administration:

  1. Olivia, Sophia
  2. Gabriella, Isabella
  3. Ella, Emma
  4. Faith, Hope
  5. Makayla, Makenzie
  6. Heaven, Nevaeh
  7. Isabella, Sophia
  8. Mackenzie, Madison
  9. Hailey, Hannah
  10. Abigail, Olivia

Many parents of twin girls are picking names that have the endings, such as –ia with Olivia & Sophia or –ella with Gabriella & Isabella. Names that begin with the same letter, such as Ella and Emma, are another popular choice.

Another fun trend is picking names that have the same theme, such as Faith and Hope. You can also choose destination names, such as London and Brooklyn, or names with the same origin, such as the Irish names Riley and Keira.

The most interesting trend is pairing the name Heaven with the name Nevaeh, which is Heaven spelled backwards.

Twin boy baby names

The top boy name of the year is Jacob. So did this translate to the top twin boy names of the year? Check out the top 10 twin boy baby names, according to the Social Security Administration:

  1. Daniel, David
  2. Jacob, Joshua
  3. Isaac, Isaiah
  4. Jayden, Jordan
  5. Ethan, Evan
  6. Elijah, Isaiah
  7. Matthew, Michael
  8. Jayden, Jaylen
  9. Ethan, Nathan
  10. Jayden, Kayden

The hottest trend with twin boy names are those that start with the same letter, as evident with the top five names on the list. Names that have the same endings, such as –ah with Elijah & Isaiah and –en with Jayden & Kayden are also a popular choice.

Many parents of twin boys stuck with traditional names, with the exception of the trendy names Jayden and Jaylen. Many celebrities are bucking the trend and picking two completely different names, Model Niki Taylor named her twin boys Hunter and Jake, while Modern Family's Julie Bowen named her twins Gus and John.

Girl/boy baby names

Here are the top twin names for girl/boy twins, according to the Social Security Administration:

  1. Madison, Mason
  2. Olivia, Owen
  3. Jayda, Jayden
  4. Emma, Ethan
  5. Isabella, Isaiah
  6. Addison, Aiden
  7. Emily, Ethan
  8. Aiden, Ava
  9. Ella, Ethan
  10. Jada, Jaden

Parents of girl/boy twins loved finding a pair of names that start with the same letter — as the entire top 10 list shows this trend!

If you want more unique twin names, consider finding names that have a similar theme, but aren't necessarily the same. For example, you could choose old-fashioned names (Milo and Ramona) or nature names (Luna and Hawke) or even edgy names (Jax and Gia).

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