Spanish Baby Names for Twins

Spanish Names for Twins, Including Girl Twins, Boy Twins and Boy/Girl Twins

Choosing names for twins can be a challenge. It is difficult enough to choose a single baby name, but with twins, parents have to give careful consideration to choosing a combination of names. This list provides suggestions of Spanish names for twins for parents seeking names of Spanish origin for their twins. There are suggestions for combinations suitable for girl twins, boy twins, or boy/girl twins.

Esperanza and Esmerelda

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Girl Twins. Pamela Prindle Fierro © 2013

This elegant set of names for twin girls has a lovely symmetry. With matching initials and balance of vowels and consonants, they also share the same number of syllables. The name Esperanza means hope, while Esmerelda refers to emerald. Nickname possibilities include Esme and Espe.

Adelina and Alejandro

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Boy Girl Twins. Pamela Prindle Fierro © 2013

Continuing with the concept of matching first initials, you can't go wrong with "A" names! This combination for boy/girl twins is similar without being too "matchy." Adelina is a strong yet feminine name that means "noble" while Alejandro means "defender of the people." 

Vincenzo and Hernandez

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Boy Boy Twins. Pamela Prindle Fierro © 2013

Perhaps you don't want names that start with the same initial. I like names that combine well without being too similar. In the case of this combination, I like how each name includes the unusual addition of the letter "z." Vincenzo means victorious while Hernandez, traditionally a family name, derives from Spanish words meaning brave and journey. 

Mateo and Matias

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Boy Boy Twins. Pamela Prindle Fierro © 2013

These two names traditionally top the lists of popular Hispanic names for boys. Yet, they work great in combination for a set of twins. Both are forms of Matthew and mean "Gift from God."

Corazon and Amor

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Girl Twins. Pamela Prindle Fierro © 2013

Looking for unusual names? Try these two choices, lovely for girl twins, but they'd work equally well for boys. Corazon means heart while Amor means love, a perfect combination for an endearing theme.

Javier and Joaquin

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Boy Boy Twins. Pamela Prindle Fierro © 2013

Both of these masculine names are among the top 50 most popular names for boys. Perhaps they enjoy popularity due to association with celebrities like Joaquin Phoenix and Javier Bardem. Javier means "new house" while Joaquin means "raised by Yahweh."

Savanna and Santiago

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Boy Girl Twins. Pamela Prindle Fierro © 2013

A nicely balanced pair of names for a boy and a girl, with matching first initials to tie them together for twins. Savanna is similar to the English name Savannah, and also means "open plain." Santiago refers to Saint James.

Marisol and Magdalena

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Girl Twins. Pamela Prindle Fierro © 2013

Maria is a common Spanish name, but if you want something a little bit more unusual, consider Marisol, a combination of Maria and Sol (sun). Magdalena has a Biblical association with Mary Magdalene. 

Dulcea and Melosa

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Girl Twins. Pamela Prindle Fierro © 2013

This is another set of names whose similarity is based on meaning, rather than matching style. Both names mean "sweet," a lovely sentiment for twin girls. 

Orlando and Alondra

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Boy Girl Twins. Pamela Prindle Fierro © 2013

While not exactly anagrams, these two names have remarkable similarity. Yet, with differing first initials, they retain their distinctiveness and feel appropriately masculine and feminine, perfect for a set of boy/girl twins. 

Cruz and Paz

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Boy Girl Twins. Pamela Prindle Fierro © 2013

These are strong, bright names that could work for both boys and girls. If you like unusual names or names with a celebrity connection, consider the combination of Cruz and Paz for your twins. Cruz is the name of Victoria and David Beckham's son. Paz Vega is a popular Spanish actress. Paz means peace while Cruz means the Cross of Christ.

Leonardo and Marcelo

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Boy Boy Twins. Pamela Prindle Fierro © 2013

I like this set of boys names for twins. With their romantic sound, yet potential for strong nicknames, it sounds like a pair of leading men. They are not too similar, but work well in combination. Leonardo means "lion brave" while Marcelo (also spelled Marcello) means "young warrior." To make this combination work for a girl and a boy, consider Marcela or Marcella.  

Esteban and Thiago

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Boy Boy Twins. Pamela Prindle Fierro © 2013

Thiago has enjoyed a surge in popularity lately, rising to #33 on the 2012 list of most popular Hispanic names. With its origin related to St. James, it means "supplanter" and would also work in combination with Santiago (see above). Esteban was an equally hot name in 2012, skyrocketing in popularity in reference to Juanes, a Colombian singer whose name is a combination of Juan and Esteban. The meaning of Esteban is "crown."

Soledad and Selena

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Girl Twins. Pamela Prindle Fierro © 2013

A final combination of girl names with matching first initials and similar patterns of vowels and consonants. Yet, each name as a unique personality. Soledad means solitude while Selena means moon. Other Spanish names for girls that start with the letter "S" include Sofia (wisdom), Sara (princess), Serena (serene), and Stella (star).

Tomas and Gemela

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Boy Girl Twins. Pamela Prindle Fierro © 2013

 For a twist, how about a set of names that actually mean "twins"? Tomas (with the accent on the second syllable) is a form of Thomas, with a Greek origin meaning "twin." Gemela is the Spanish word for a female twin. Too obvious? How about Gemini, Gemma, Gemala or Gemella? 

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