August 3 is Sister’s Day. Celebrate the day — and your baby girl’s birth — with a name inspired by one of these famous sisters.
Sometimes, sisters become sort of famous by association. They’re pulled into the shadowy limelight of their better-known sister’s fame. But not these women. Each and every one of them stands on her own accord:
Ashley and Wynonna Judd: One of Naomi Judd’s beautiful daughters opted to become an actress while the other chose to sing with her mama.
Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears: Britney Spears is one of the most popular female pop stars of all time, and her little sister Jamie Lynn starred in Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101 before becoming a real-life teen mom.
Mary–Kate, Ashley and Elizabeth Olsen: Identical twins Mary-Kate and Ashley took turns playing Michelle Tanner on TV’s Full House before embarking on careers in fashion design. Younger sister Elizabeth received accolades for her performance in Martha Marcy May Marlene.
Tia and Tamera Mowry: These identical twins entertained us with Sister, Sister and Twitches.
Zooey and Emily Deschanel: Zooey stars in films, while sister Emily favors television.
Musical sisters, duos and groups
Female musicians and girl groups have run the gamut from jazz and indie to pop and country.
- The Andrews Sisters: LaVern Sophia, Maxine Angelyn and Patricia Marie Andrews
- Beyoncé and Solange Knowles
- The Breeders: Kim and Kelley Deal (with Tanya Donelly)
- The Dixie Chicks: Martie and Emily Erwin (with Natalie Maines)
- Heart: Ann and Nancy Wilson
- Jessica and Ashlee Simpson
- Kylie and Dannii Minogue
- The McGuire Sisters: Christine, Dorothy and Phyllis McGuire
- The Pointer Sisters: Anita, June and Ruth Pointer
- The Shaggs: Dorothy, Betty and Helen Wiggin
- Wilson Phillips: Carnie and Wendy Wilson (along with Chynna Phillips)
Sisters from literature
- Cinderella: Cinderella, Drizella and Anastasia
- The Hunger Games: Katniss and Prim
- Little House on the Prairie: Mary, Laura and Carrie Ingalls
- Little Women: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March
- Practical Magic: Gillian and Sally Owens
- Pride and Prejudice: Elizabeth and Jane Bennet
- Ramona the Pest: Beezus and Ramona Quimby
- Sense and Sensibility: Elinor and Marianne Dashwood
- Sweet Valley Twins: Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield
- The Virgin Suicides: Cecilia, Lux, Bonnie, Mary and Therese Lisbon
- The Weird Sisters: Rose, Bean and Cordy Andreas
Sisters from movies and television
- The Brady Bunch: Marcia, Jan and Cindy Brady
- The Cosby Show: Sondra, Denise, Vanessa and Rudy Huxtable
- Downton Abbey: Mary Josephine, Edith and Sybil Crawley
- Full House: D.J., Stephanie and Michelle Tanner
- Hannah and her Sisters: Hannah, Lee, Holly
- Hocus Pocus: Winifred, Mary and Sarah Sanderson
- Keeping Up with the Kardashians: Kourtney, Khloé and Kim Kardashian and Kylie and Kendall Jenner
- The Parent Trap: Hallie Parker and Annie James
- Petticoat Junction: Billie Jo, Bobbie Jo and Betty Jo Bradley
- The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Kim and Kyle Richards
- The Waltons: Mary Ellen, Erin and Elizabeth Walton