Thank you to @maracheno on Instagram for requesting a list of biblical names for twins.
Be Forewarned: This post will not contain Heaven and Nevaeh, or David and Jonathan. (You have my permission to sigh in relief.)
Digging into names at a table for two can be fun. There’s always discussion on whether matchy twin names are too much of a mouthful, or whether you should just use your regular favorite names. But I think most agree that tying the twins’ names in a subtle way, like the same seasoning in two different dishes, is just right.
Below are a mix of tastes in twin names.
There are 10 girl/girl, 10 boy/boy and 10 girl/boy.
- Adah and Cassia
Adah means “Adornment” and Cassia is cinnamon used in incense. I see Perfume and Jewelry when I see these names together. Ultra Feminine.
- Jada(h) and Jemimah
The nicknames Jade and Jem would be precious.
- Mary and Magdalene
Matchy, and yet not. If anything, people will always remember their names. Mary and Maggie = Vintage Adorbs.
- Bethany and Galilee
In these two places Jesus performed two of the perhaps most remembered miracles. In Bethany, Jesus raised Lazarus, and in Galilee, He walked its sea.
- Selah and Maskil
Both are musical terms used often in Psalms.
- Priscilla and Junia
A cute way to set them apart when they already have to share so much, is Priscilla means “Ancient” and Junia means “Youthful”. I love these names together so much. I like the nicknames Prill and June.
- Esther and Hadassah
Two names, one woman. Nicknames Essie and Haddie are in order.
- Esther and Ruth
They were so amazing, these two women were the only ones who have their own books in the Bible.
- Shiphrah and Puah
These are definitely more exotic choices. These women were the Egyptian midwives who feared the Lord and tried to save the Hebrew babies from being killed by Pharaoh during the time of Moses’s birth. Shiphrah means “Beautiful”, and Puah means “Splendid”.
- Phoebe and Tabitha
Paul mentions both of these women, as sisters in Christ. They were helpful to many, and giving, and devoted to the Lord.
- Asher and Felix
Asher means “Blessed, Happy” and Felix means “Happy and Prosperous”. They’re fun to say and happy names indeed.
- Abel and Seth
So no Cain and Abel, but Seth was a brother to them, and was born after Abel’s death. Abel and Seth were the “good” brothers, and brought much honor to their parents.
- Joseph and Benjamin
These two were the only sons of Jacob and Rachel, and is a nice subtle tie.
- Zebedee and Zebulon
The nicknames Zed and Zen are kinda rad for these banjo-playin’ dudes. No ties except they’re fun to say together.
- Asa and Luke
Ties to Healing – Asa has “Physician” as a possible meaning, and Luke was a physician. Luke and Ace definitely sound “cool boy”.
- Josiah and Isaiah
Josiah is “God Will Save”, and Isaiah “God is Salvation”. Two powerhouse names if you ask me.
- Barnabas and Titus
Two New Testament men who were known as encouragers.
- Shepherd and Deacon
This would be even more perfect for sons of a police officer: “To Protect and Serve”.
- Lemuel and Solomon
Kings that wrote the Proverbs.
- Gideon and Orion
“Great Warrior” Gideon and “Mighty Hunter” Orion have a thing for swords and night lights. Orion’s hangs at his side, burning brightly in the sky, and Gideon is renowned for his torches that fooled an army, and his men crying “A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!” And these names getting shortened would be like stars falling from the sky. (See what I did there?
The Ladies & Lads
- Calamus and Cassia
Both are nature names, Calamus a reed and Cassia a cinnamon, and both are used in fragrances.
- Jemimah and Jonah
They share the meaning “Dove”.
- Esther and Jericho
Esther means “Star”, Jericho means “Moon City”. Heavenly.
- Lazarus and Tabitha
Both were people in the New Testament who were raised from the dead. Nicknames Lars and Tia?
- Azariah and Ezra
Azariah means “God has Helped” and Ezra means “Help”.
- Kinah and Hezekiah
Kinah “Strong Willed”. Hezekiah “God Strengthens”.
- Judah and Hosanna
Judah means “Praised”, and the shouts to God from Judah were powerful! “Hosanna!” is an exclamation of praise to the Lord. I’m sure with having two babies at once, both will be going on!
- Adina and Andrew
Aren’t they just cute together?! Andrew means “Manly”, and Adina means “Slender, Delicate”. Addi and Andy? Yesssssssss.
- Asa and Hannah
Both are palindrome names, which means they can be spelled the same frontways and backwards and be the same.
- Stephen and Atarah
Both mean “Crown”. Would the nicknames T and Ara be corny or playful? Who cares, it’s awesome!