How ᴍɪɴᴅ-ʙʟᴏᴡɪɴɢ must it be to ɢɪᴠᴇ ʙɪʀᴛʜ to triplets, or to be a triplet? It’s probably easy name a few sets of ᴛᴡɪɴs, but it’s so much more ʀᴀʀᴇ to know triplets. In fact, ᴀᴄᴄᴏʀᴅɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ US Cᴇɴᴛᴇʀs ꜰᴏʀ Dɪsᴇᴀsᴇ Cᴏɴᴛʀᴏʟ ᴀɴᴅ Pʀᴇᴠᴇɴᴛɪᴏɴ, triplets account for only about 4,300 sets in 3.9 million ʙɪʀᴛʜs, just a little more than 0.1%, or 1 in 1,000. Statistics vary, but some research suggests ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠɪɴɢ ᴛʀɪᴘʟᴇᴛs naturally occurs one in every 9,000 ʙɪʀᴛʜs. When using ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴀssɪsᴛᴀɴᴄᴇ, the likelihood increases to around 1 in every 40.
Once the triplets are on the way, naming them is a huge ʜᴜʀᴅʟᴇ. When naming ᴛᴡɪɴs, it’s a little easier to find names that complement each other, but thinking about names for triplets it can be a bit trickier only because the combinations are endless. We’re here to help with trios of names that work together because of ᴀʟʟɪᴛᴇʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴ (they begin with a similar sound), they are similar style of names like classic or rock star names, or they are inspired by a common theme, like nature. We’ve also listed multiple combinations of names for triplets like two boys and a girl, two girls and a boy, three boys and three girls. We hope this inspires and helps nail down names for the coming “Big Three!”
Penelope, Parker & Peyton
These three names have a traditional feel, but also sound modern and interesting together. Kourtney Kardashian’s daughter is named Penelope and she named her website after the nickname they call her, Poosh. Parker (an old English name mean “park keeper”) reminds of the boyishly dashing Peter Parker also known as his alter ego, Spider-Man. Peyton Manning is a famous football player but Peyton List is a young adult Disney channel actress (she also happens to have a twin brother). The name of Irish origin means “fighting man’s estate.”
Clarissa, Carson & Kiera
Just to switch things up a bit, these three names have the same beginning sounds but Kiera is the only K name. Clarissa is a Germanic name that means “bright,” Carson is a Scandinavian name that means “son of the marsh-dwellers,” and Keira is an Anglicized version of Ciara (which is another great choice to round out this trio of names), the name of a seventh-century saint, and means “dark haired” in Irish.
Tabitha, Tess & Travis
Expecting two girls and a boy? We love this set of names starting with T. They don’t have the same beginning sounds, so it’ll be easier to shout their names “Tabitha,” “Tess,” and “Travis,” as they get older without becoming confused in the process. Tabitha means “graceful” in Aramaic; Tess is a short form of Theresa or Ester, which means “harvester”; and Travis is of French origin, meaning “to cross.”
Forrest, Leif & Wolfe
Nature is inspiring, and these names are perfect complements to parents that love the great outdoors or are just looking for uncommon names. If Forrest reminds parents too much of the Tom Hanks classic movie (or Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest), how about Cliff or Adair (which is an oak tree)? Leif is simply a play on the word leaf, but it is of Scandinavian origin and means “descendant,” while Wolfe is for the animal.
Clay, Clover & Daisy
For those looking for bohemian feeling names for their triplets, consider Clay, Clover, and Daisy. Clay (or Clayton) is an earthy name and sounds like he could be a dashing Southern gentleman, while Clover means “meadow flower,” which sounds like a creative girl. Singer Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom chose the sweet name Daisy for their baby girl, which has been gaining popularity over the last few years.
Annabelle, Mirabelle & Isabelle
We adore these names. Annabelle is known in French, English, Hebrew, and Latin to mean “grace” and “beauty.” Mirabelle means “marvelous” in Latin, and Isabelle means “pledged to Gᴏᴅ” in Hebrew. They’re pretty to say and they can also be split into two names. Anna, Mira, and Isa could be their first names (or nicknames) while all three girls have Belle as a middle name.