Given Name - Popularity Distribution of Given Names - Twin Names

Twin Names

In some cultures, twins may be given distinctive pairs of names. Twin names are sometimes similar in sound, for example boy/girl twins named Christian and Christina, or twin girls named Sudha and Subha in India, or Ojor and Omon in Nigeria. The names may have a thematic similarity such as Jesse (or Jessica) and James (after the American outlaw Jesse James), or Matthew and Mark (the first two books of the New Testament in the Bible), or Castor and Pollux (semi-divine twins in Greek mythology), or Romulus and Remus (the mythical founders of Rome).

The oldest ever female twins, who died in 2000 and 2001, respectively, were named Kin Narita and Gin Kanie, gold and silver, respectively, in Japanese.

For more possible origins, see the article List of twins.

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Famous quotes containing the words names and/or twin:

    I would to God thou and I knew where a commodity of good names were to be bought.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    If they be two, they are two so
    As stiff twin compasses are two;
    Thy soul, the fixed foot, makes no show
    To move, but doth if th’ other do.
    John Donne (1572–1631)