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Identical and fraternal ideas

As if selecting one baby name isn't hard enough, when you are having twins you have to choose two. How do you choose names for twins? And what are the most popular ones? Whether you are searching for a baby name for identical or fraternal twins, we have some ideas for you!

Identical and fraternal ideas

Congratulations, you're having twins! Those words can be both exciting and really, really scary. But don't worry. Twins are great! They provide instant companionship for each other, as well as a deep connection with each other. But, let's be honest: you are here to figure out what to name your twins, not how they are to raise. So, getting down to business.

In many ways, naming twins is doubly hard. You and your significant other have to agree on two first names and two middle names. But, it can also be a little easier, since you need only narrow down your choices to your top two favorites (and really, sometimes it can be really hard to decide between those two).

Popular twin boy names

Every year, the Social Security Administration puts out a list of the top baby names for that year. They also put out a list of the top twin baby names. These pairs were the top names for boys in 2008, the latest year for which data is available.

  1. Jacob and Joshua
  2. Daniel and David
  3. Jayden and Jordan
  4. Ethan and Evan
  5. Isaac and Isaiah
  6. Elijah and Isaiah
  7. Landon and Logan
  8. Logan and Lucas
  9. Matthew and Michael
  10. James and John
  11. Brandon and Bryan
  12. Nathan and Nicholas
  13. Caleb and Joshua
  14. Christian and Christopher
  15. Joseph and Joshua

Check out the entire list of the Social Security's Top 100 Baby Names for boys here.

Popular twin girl names

These pairs are the top twin name pairs for girls from 2008, as ranked by the SSA.

  1. Gabriella and Isabella
  2. Madison and Morgan
  3. Ella and Emma
  4. Faith and Hope
  5. Isabella and Sophia
  6. Olivia and Sophia
  7. Hailey and Hannah
  8. Mackenzie and Madison
  9. Ava and Emma
  10. Ava and Olivia
  11. Makayla and Makenzie
  12. Abigail and Emma
  13. Addison and Avery
  14. Faith and Grace
  15. Emma and Sophie

Check out the entire list of the Social Security's Top 100 girl names here.

Popular fraternal boy/girl twin names

What about boy/girl fraternal twins? Don't worry, they are included on the SSA's list too. Here are the top name pairss from 2008

  1. Taylor and Tyler
  2. Madison and Mason
  3. Addison and Aiden
  4. Emma and Ethan
  5. Jayden and Jaylen
  6. Emily and Ethan
  7. Hayden and Hunter
  8. Jada and Jaden
  9. Abigail and Benjamin
  10. Aiden and Ava
  11. Natalie and Nathan
  12. Samuel and Sophia
  13. Adrian and Adriana
  14. Alexander and Alexis
  15. Lily and Logan

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