Logical Names for Twins

The following is a list of names that would be linguistically logical for twins. This is not a list of names that sound alike (such as Ann and Andy), but a list of names that are connected through other properties.

 

Aidan and Nadia
Aidan is Nadia in reverse.

Aliyah and Jordan
Both names are Hebrew, but Aliyah means "ascend" and Jordan means "descend".

Amy and May
The names are anagrams of each other.

Atarah and Stephen
Both names mean "crown", but Atarah is Hebrew and Stephen is Greek.

Aurora and Dawn
Aurora means "dawn" in Latin.

Brendan and Sarah
Brendan means "prince" in Irish while Sarah means "princess" in Hebrew.

Cara and Mia
In Italian Cara means "beloved" and Mia means "my". Together they mean "my beloved", as the phrase caramia.

Chandra and Selene
Chandra means "moon" in Sanskrit and Selene is the Greek goddess of the moon.

Claus and Lucas
The names are anagrams of each other.

Columba and Jemima
Both names mean "dove", but Columba is Latin and Jemima is Hebrew.

Daphne and Laura
Both names mean "laurel", but Daphne is Greek and Laura is Latin.

Deborah and Melissa
Both names mean "bee", but Deborah is Hebrew and Melissa is Greek.

Dolly and Lloyd
The names are anagrams of each other.

Dorcas and Tabitha
Both names mean "gazelle", but Dorcas is Greek and Tabitha is Aramaic. In the New Testament the names refer to the same person (Acts 9:36).

Dorothy and Theodora
Both names are formed from the Greek elements doros "gift" and theos "God", but the elements are in different order.

Elijah and Joel
The Hebrews had two name elements meaning "God". These names contain both elements, but in different order.

Erica and Heather
Erica means "heather" in Latin.

Eve and Zoe
Both mean "life", but Eve is Hebrew and Zoë is Greek.

Ezra and Ophelia
Both mean "help", but Ezra is Hebrew and Ophelia is Greek.

Grace and Hannah
Hannah means "grace" in Hebrew.

Ione and Violet
Ione means "violet" in Greek.

Ira and Ria
The names are anagrams of each other.

Irene and Salome
Both names mean "peace", but Irene is Greek and Salome is Hebrew.

Johan and Jonah
The names are anagrams of each other.

Jonathan and Matthew
Both names are formed from the Hebrew elements yehu "the Lord" and matis "gift", but the elements are in different order.

Leon and Noel
The names are each other in reverse.

Lucius and Uri
Both names mean "light", but Lucius is Latin and Uri is Hebrew.

Margaret and Pearl
Margaret means "pearl" in Greek.

Mary and Myra
The names are anagrams of each other.

Melanie and Phoebe
Both names are Greek, but Melanie means "dark" and Phoebe means "light".

Nathaniel and Theodore
Both names mean "gift of God", but Nathaniel is Hebrew and Theodore is Greek.

Reva and Vera
The names are anagrams of each other.

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