Double Barrel Names | 823 Unique Ideas for Your Baby Girl or Boy

In this post, you’ll find unique double barrel names, like Mahalina-Kate and Silvanus-James, along with the traditional John-Paul, Mary-Lou, and Betty-Ann.

I’ve rounded up tons of double barrel flower names, and ones from different heritages and countries too, like Irish and Gypsy names.

Plus, at the end, you’ll find a guide for how to give your child a double barrel name and common issues to watch out for!

Double Barrel Names for Girls

unique double barrel names for girls

People tend to use double barrel names for girls more often than boys. From the classics like Mary-Beth and Peggy-Sue, to modern combinations like Cora-Jade, you’ll find plenty of inspirational ideas for double barrel names for girls!

A

  • Ada Jane
  • Ada Leah
  • Ada Lee
  • Ada Lina
  • Ada Lucy
  • Ada Marie
  • Addie-Jean
  • Addie Rose
  • Addison-Julia
  • Adriana Rose
  • Alexa-May
  • Alice Ann
  • Alice Julia
  • Allie-Jay
  • Alaya Janice
  • Aliya Rose 
  • Alyssa-Rose
  • Amabella-Rose
  • Amanda Rose
  • Amelia-Grace
  • Amelia-Leigh
  • Amelia-Rose
  • Amy-Leigh
  • Amy-Lou
  • Amy-Louise 
  • Andrea Jane
  • Angel Marie
  • Annelise Rose
  • Annie-Mae
  • Aubrey-Rose
  • Audra Rose
  • Aurora-May
  • Autumn-Rose
  • Ayla-Rose

Double Barrel Names with Ava

Double barrel names with Ava sound so sweet! This short, 2 syllable name pairs with many different endings. 

  • Ava Belle
  • Ava Elise
  • Ava Gail
  • Ava Grace
  • Ava Jane
  • Ava Jean
  • Ava Joy
  • Ava Kate
  • Ava Lee
  • Ava Lucy
  • Ava Lynn
  • Ava Mae
  • Ava Maria
  • Ava Marie
  • Ava Rae
  • Ava Rose

Related post: Get more ideas here- 162 Middle Names for Ava

Anne and Anna

Anne and Anna make great starts to double-barrel girl names. They are elegant and sophisticated and pair well with many names! 

  • Anna-Bella
  • Anna Beth
  • Anna-Blaire
  • Anna Claire
  • Anna Joy
  • Anna-Julia
  • Anna-Katherine
  • Anna-Lane
  • Anna Leigh
  • Anna Lisa
  • Anna-Louisa
  • Anna Lynn
  • Anna Maria
  • Anna-Rose
  • Anna-Sophia
  • Anna-Victoria
  • Anne Bligh
  • Anne-Frédérique
  • Anne-Josephine
  • Anne-Katrin
  • Anne-Louise

B

  • Beatrice Julia
  • Belinda Rose
  • Bella-Rose
  • Beth-Anne
  • Betty-Ann
  • Betty-Jane
  • Betty Jean
  • Betty Lou
  • Billie-Jean
  • Billie-Jo
  • Billie Rose
  • Bonnie Jean
  • Briar-Rose

C

  • Calliope-Rose
  • Camryn Sapphira
  • Cara Rose
  • Carla Jane
  • Carla Lee
  • Carla Rose
  • Casey-Lee
  • Casey-Rae
  • Catherine Julia
  • Celia-Mae
  • Charlotte Julia
  • Charlotte-Rose
  • Chloe-Ann
  • Chloe Lee
  • Chloe Louise 
  • Christiana Rose
  • Cindy Lou
  • Claire Eliza
  • Clara-Rose
  • Cora-Jade
  • Cora-Lee
  • Cornelia Rose

D

  • Daisy-Jade
  • Dakota Rose
  • Daisy Leigh
  • Darcie-Leigh
  • Darcie May
  • Darcie-Rae
  • Darla Rose 
  • Debbie Jo
  • Dee-Ann
  • Delilah Rose
  • Demi-Grace
  • Demi-Leigh
  • Demi-May
  • Destiny Rose
  • Diana Rose
  • Dorothy Jane

Double barrel names with Dolly

Here are some fun double barrel name options for Dolly. Since Dolly is 2 syllables, one syllable add- ons tend to sound best. I particularly like Dolly paired with a J name!

  • Dolly Ann
  • Dolly Beth
  • Dolly Jane
  • Dolly Jean
  • Dolly Jo
  • Dolly June
  • Dolly Kate
  • Dolly Lynn
  • Dolly Mae
  • Dolly Marie
  • Dolly Rae
  • Dolly Rose
  • Dolly Sue

E

  • Elena Jo
  • Elena Rose
  • Elise Anne
  • Elise Claire
  • Elise Jade
  • Elise Olivia
  • Elise Pearl
  • Elise Rose
  • Eliza Faith
  • Eliza Grace
  • Eliza Gray
  • Eliza Jane
  • Eliza Kate
  • Eliza Lucy
  • Eliza Marie
  • Eliza Mae 
  • Eliza Quinn
  • Eliza-Rose
  • Elizabeth-Ann
  • Ella-Ann
  • Ella-Mae
  • Ella-Rose
  • Ellie Kate
  • Ellie-May
  • Elsa-Mae
  • Elsie Jade
  • Emily-Elizabeth
  • Emily Julia
  • Emily-Maeve
  • Emma Jane
  • Emma Lee
  • Emma Lynn
  • Emmie May
  • Erin Rose
  • Esme Julia
  • Esme Rose
  • Estelle Julia
  • Esther Rose
  • Etta Rose
  • Evangeline-Rose
  • Evanna Rose
  • Eve-Marie
  • Evie-Mae
  • Evie-Rose

F

  • Faye-Elise
  • Fiona Rose
  • Flora Francis
  • Francesca-Rose
  • Frankie Sue
  • Freya Lily

G

  • Gemma Elise
  • Georgia Kate
  • Gia Rose 
  • Grace-Ann
  • Grace-Lily
  • Gracie-Mae
  • Gwendolyn-Rose

H

  • Hallie-Rose
  • Hannah-Grace
  • Hanna-Leigh
  • Hannah Rose
  • Harley-Rose
  • Harper Anne
  • Harper-Beth
  • Harper Eva
  • Harper Eve
  • Harper-Faith
  • Harper-Faye
  • Harper Grace
  • Harper-Jade
  • Harper Jane
  • Harper Joan
  • Harper-Joy
  • Harper-June
  • Harper-Kate
  • Harper Lee
  • Harper Lynn
  • Harper-Mae
  • Harper Quinn
  • Harper Rae
  • Harper Rose
  • Harper-Sage
  • Harper-Shay
  • Hazel Grace
  • Hazel-Julia
  • Hazel Rose
  • Heaven-Leigh
  • Helen-Rose
  • Holly Jeanne
  • Honor Jeanne

I

  • Idra-Rose
  • Isabella-Leigh
  • Isabelle-Rose
  • Isla Grace
  • Isla Jade
  • Isla-Louise
  • Isla-Mae
  • Isla Rae
  • Isla-Rose
  • Ivy-Azalea
  • Ivy-Cadence
  • Ivy-Callista
  • Ivy Elise
  • Ivy-Jayla
  • Ivy Julia
  • Ivy-Kennedy
  • Ivy-Mae
  • Ivy-Meredith
  • Ivy-Rose
  • Ivy-Sasha

J

  • Jamie-Lee
  • Jamie-Sue
  • Jane-Eliza
  • Jane Morgan
  • Jasmine-Rose
  • Jean-Nichole
  • Jeanne-Marguerite
  • Jeanne-Marie
  • Jemima-Rose
  • Jenna-Rose
  • Jessica Leona
  • Julia-Claire
  • Julia Margaret
  • Julia-Rose
  • Julia-Violet
  • Julie Alexandra
  • Julie May
  • June-Lily

K

  • Kara Lana
  • Kari Ann
  • Katie Rose
  • Kay Leigh
  • Kayla Rose
  • Kellie-Ann
  • Kelsey Gail
  • Kira-Belle
  • Kira Leigh
  • Kira Sue

L

  • Lacey-Mai
  • Lana Leigh
  • Lara-Jean
  • Lara-Marie
  • Lara Rose
  • Laura-Belle
  • Laura-Beth
  • Laura-Elizabeth
  • Laura-Rose
  • Lavinia-Rose
  • Layla-Grace
  • Layla May
  • Layla-Rose
  • Lena Elise 
  • Leah-Marie
  • Lexi Mae
  • Libby-Rose
  • Lillian-Marie
  • Lily-Anne
  • Lily Grace
  • Lily Julia
  • Lily Mae
  • Lily-Rose
  • Lily-Sue
  • Lisa-Marie
  • Liz-Rose
  • Liza-Beth
  • Liza-Jane
  • Liza-Rose
  • Lizzy-Kate
  • Lola May
  • Lola Rose
  • Lorelai Julia
  • Loretta Rose
  • Lorna Rose
  • Lucinda-Rose
  • Lucy Rose
  • Luna-May
  • Luna Rose

Leigh

  • Leigh-Adele
  • Leigh Alexandra
  • Leigh-Alice
  • Leigh Annabelle
  • Leigh Astra
  • Leigh-Audra
  • Leigh Ayla
  • Leigh-Cadence
  • Leigh Cameron
  • Leigh Cassandra
  • Leigh Colette 
  • Leigh Diane
  • Leigh-Eleanor
  • Leigh Elizabeth
  • Leigh-Ellen
  • Leigh Emmeline
  • Leigh-Everette
  • Leigh Francine
  • Leigh Genevieve
  • Leigh-Grace
  • Leigh-Jane
  • Leigh Janelle
  • Leigh Julianna
  • Leigh-Louise
  • Leigh Margaret
  • Leigh-Margot
  • Leigh Marie
  • Leigh Mariska
  • Leigh Marissa
  • Leigh Maya
  • Leigh-Nadia
  • Leigh Natalia
  • Leigh-Noelle
  • Leigh Olivia
  • Leigh Ramona
  • Leigh-Rene
  • Leigh-Simone
  • Leigh Suzette
  • Leigh Vanessa
  • Leigh Victoria
  • Leigh Xanthia 
  • Leigh Xiomara
  • Leigh Wren
  • Leigh Zetta

M

  • Mabel Rose 
  • Macy-Kate
  • Macy Lee
  • Macy Rose
  • Madeline-Rose
  • Maeve Ann
  • Maggie Leigh
  • Mara Lee
  • Mara Rose
  • Margaret Leigh
  • Marley Grace
  • Marley-Jay
  • Marley-Rae
  • May Alice
  • May Lee
  • Megan-Julia
  • Meredith-Rose
  • Mia-Belle
  • Mia-Jane
  • Mia-Louise
  • Mia-Rose
  • Michaela-Jane
  • Mila Elise
  • Mila Rose
  • Millie-Faye
  • Millie-Leigh
  • Milly Mae
  • Millie-Rose
  • Mimi Rose
  • Mina Belle
  • Molly-Kate
  • Molly May

Marie

Marie is common in French and French Canadian double barrel names. Whether you add on a French name or something more English, it will sound classy!

  • Maria-Lee
  • Marie-Alex
  • Marie-Andrée
  • Marie-Antionette
  • Marie Christine
  • Marie Charlotte
  • Marie Claire
  • Marie Claude
  • Marie Elise
  • Marie-Ève 
  • Marie Francoise 
  • Marie-Jeanne
  • Marie-Josée
  • Marie-Laure
  • Marie Lena
  • Marie-Line
  • Marie Louise
  • Marie-Nadège
  • Marie-Neige
  • Marie-Paule
  • Marie-Pierre 
  • Marie-Soleil
  • Marie Therese

Mary

Mary is the most common starter for double barrel girls names. This two syllable name sounds best paired with a one syllable name, but can work with longer names too.

  • Mary Alice 
  • Mary Angeline
  • Mary Ann
  • Mary Calla
  • Mary Catherine
  • Mary Celestine
  • Mary Edith 
  • Mary Esme
  • Mary Evangeline 
  • Mary Francesca
  • Mary Grace
  • Mary Jane
  • Mary Jean
  • Mary Jolene
  • Mary Juliet 
  • Mary Lilith
  • Mary Liz
  • Mary Louise
  • Mary-Margaret
  • Mary-Kate
  • Mary-Kay
  • Mary Lee
  • Mary Lou
  • Mary Olive
  • Mary Paul
  • Mary Peyton 
  • Mary-Quinn
  • Mary Sloane
  • Mary Stewart
  • Mary-Theresa
  • Mary Violet
  • Mary Winifred
  • Mary Winter

N

  • Naomi Julia
  • Natalie-Noel
  • Nellie-Kate
  • Nellie Rose
  • Nora-Jean
  • Nora-Leigh
  • Nova-Leigh

O

  • Oceana Rose
  • Olive-Ann
  • Olive-May
  • Olivia-Faye
  • Olivia Grace
  • Olivia-Ivy
  • Olivia Rose
  • Orla May

P

  • Peggy Sue
  • Penelope May
  • Penelope Rose
  • Pippa Rose
  • Polly Anne
  • Polly Mills
  • Poppy-Beth
  • Poppy-Blair 
  • Poppy-Blythe 
  • Poppy-Claire 
  • Poppy-Jane 
  • Poppy-June
  • Poppy-Kate
  • Poppy-Kaye
  • Poppy-Leigh
  • Poppy Lou
  • Poppy Louise
  • Poppy-Lynn
  • Poppy May
  • Poppy-Rae
  • Poppy-Ruth
  • Poppy-Shay
  • Princess Adonna

Double Barrel Names for Paisley

  • Paisley Anne
  • Paisley Belle
  • Paisley Beth
  • Paisley-Bree
  • Paisley-Camille
  • Paisley Claire 
  • Paisley Grace
  • Paisley-Jane
  • Paisley Jean
  • Paisley-Jo
  • Paisley Kate
  • Paisley Lou
  • Paisley Louise
  • Paisley-Lynn
  • Paisley Mae
  • Paisley Marie
  • Paisley Rae
  • Paisley-Rose
  • Paisley Sue

R

  • Rachel Julia
  • Rae-Leigh
  • Reggie-Lee
  • Rihanna-Leigh
  • Rihanna Mae
  • Riley May
  • Riley Rain
  • Riva-Reanne
  • Ruby-Ann
  • Ruby-Grace
  • Ruby-Jo
  • Ruby-May
  • Ruby Rae
  • Ruby-Rose
  • Ruth Ann

Double Barrel Names with Rose

  • Rosa-Belle
  • Rose Amalia
  • Rose-Anne
  • Rose-Alba
  • Rose-Alice
  • Rose-Alma
  • Rose-Elaine
  • Rose-Elise
  • Rose-Emilia
  • Rose-Esmée
  • Rose-Estelle
  • Rose-Isla
  • Rose-Lily
  • Rose-Luna
  • Rose-Lynn
  • Rose-Nina
  • Rose-Odette
  • Rose-Olivia
  • Rosie-Leigh
  • Rosie-May

S

  • Sadie Julia
  • Saffina Grace
  • Sally-Rose
  • Samantha Julia
  • Sarah-Ann
  • Sarah-Alexander
  • Sarah-Beth
  • Sarah-Jane
  • Sarah Julia
  • Sarah-Louise
  • Savannah-May
  • Sawyer Grace
  • Scarlett-Rose
  • Selma Rose
  • Sienna-Rose
  • Sophia Grace
  • Sophie Caroline
  • Sophie Jill
  • Sophie Rose 
  • Suzy Jean
  • Suzy Lee
  • Sybil-Rose

Double Barrel Names with Summer

No matter when your little girl is born, double barrel names with Summer are fun and unconventional. Consider how you feel about names like “Summer Rose” or “Summer Rain,” that sound pretty bohemian compared to Summer Ann or Summer Grace.

  • Summer Ann
  • Summer Belle
  • Summer Beth
  • Summer Dawn 
  • Summer Eden
  • Summer Esme
  • Summer Faith
  • Summer Grace
  • Summer Jane
  • Summer Kate
  • Summer Leigh
  • Summer Lou
  • Summer Louise
  • Summer Marie
  • Summer Mia
  • Summer Nicole
  • Summer Rae
  • Summer Rain
  • Summer Rose
  • Summer Willow

T

  • Tabitha Rose
  • Tammy-Jane
  • Tammy Sue
  • Tara-Grace
  • Tara-Lee
  • Taryn Julia
  • Taylor-Rose
  • Teagan Rose
  • Tessa-Leigh
  • Tessa Rose
  • Thomasina-Rose

V

  • Vanessa-Claire
  • Vanessa-Fern
  • Vanessa-Ivy
  • Vanessa-Kate
  • Vanessa-Lynn
  • Vanessa-Lucy
  • Vanessa-Mavis
  • Vanessa-Paige
  • Vanessa-Rose
  • Vera Rose 
  • Victoria-Blythe
  • Victoria-Claire
  • Victoria-Grace
  • Victoria-Hazel
  • Victoria Ingrid
  • Victoria-Jade
  • Victoria-Jane
  • Victoria-Mabel
  • Victoria-Nell
  • Victoria-Rosalind
  • Victoria Rose
  • Violet-Victoria

W

  • Wesley-Ann
  • Willa May
  • Willa Rose
  • Willow-Rose

Z

  • Zelda Rose 
  • Zoe-May
  • Zoe Rose 

Double barrel names with Belle and Bella

Belle and Bella add a fun, beautiful southern charm with any double barrel names! Here are a handful of ideas:

  • Anna Belle
  • Annabelle-Rose
  • Ava Belle
  • Bella-Rose
  • Isabella Leigh
  • Isabella-Rose
  • Kira Belle
  • Laura-Belle
  • Leigh Amabelle
  • Mia-Belle
  • Mina Belle
  • Paisley-Belle
  • Rosa Belle
  • Summer-Belle

Related post: Middle Names for Isabella

Double barrel names with Jane

Double barrel names with Jane sound classical and sometimes retro. Or pair Jane with a modern name for a fun vibe!

  • Ada-Jane
  • Andrea Jane
  • Ava-Jane
  • Betty Jane 
  • Carla-Jane
  • Dorothy Jane
  • Dolly-Jane
  • Eliza Jane
  • Emma-Jane
  • Harper Jane
  • Jane-Eliza
  • Jane Morgan 
  • Liza-Jane
  • Leigh Jane
  • Leigh-Janelle
  • Mia Jane
  • Michaela-Jane
  • Mary Jane
  • Poppy-Jane
  • Paisley Jane
  • Sarah-Jane
  • Summer Jane
  • Tammy-Jane
  • Victoria Jane

Double barrel names with Mae

Here are gorgeous double barrel names with Mae (or May). I’ve included a mix of names with both May and Mae, you can choose whichever spelling you prefer. 

  • Alexa May
  • Annie-Mae
  • Aurora-May
  • Ava Mae
  • Azalea May
  • Celia-Mae
  • Darcie-May
  • Demi May
  • Dolly Mae
  • Eliza-Mae
  • Ella Mae
  • Ellie-May
  • Elsa-Mae
  • Emily Mae
  • Emmie-May
  • Esmeralda May
  • Evie-Mae
  • Florence-May
  • Gracie Mae
  • Harper-Mae
  • Isla Mae
  • Ivy-Mae
  • Julie May
  • Layla-May
  • Lexi Mae
  • Lily-Mae
  • Lola-May
  • Louisa May
  • Luna May
  • May-Alice
  • May-Lee
  • Milly Mae
  • Molly-May
  • Olive May
  • Orla-May
  • Paisley-Mae
  • Penelope-May
  • Poppy May
  • Rihanna Mae
  • Riley-May
  • Ruby May
  • Rose-May
  • Savannah Mae
  • Tillie-May
  • Willa-May
  • Violet-Mae
  • Zoe May

Double barrel names with Rae

Making double barrel names with Rae is easy since it’s a one syllable add on! Here are some combinations:

  • Ava-Rae
  • Bailey Rae
  • Casey-Rae
  • Darcy Rae
  • Dolly-Rae
  • Frankie Rae
  • Harper-Rae
  • Isla Rae
  • Jamie-Rae
  • Marley Rae
  • Polly-Rae
  • Poppy Rae
  • Paisely-Rae
  • Rae-Leigh
  • Ruby Rae
  • Summer-Rae

Building your own double barrel name for a girl

If you’re looking to create a unique double barrel name for your little girl, follow these step:

  1. Think about the first part of the name. 2 or 3 syllable names tend to sound best
    1. For inspiration, some typical starter names are Anne, Anna, Lilly, Jean, Liza, Mary, Marie, Maria and Sarah
  2. Think about the second part of the name. One syllable names tend to sound best. 
    1. To get you started, here are some common endings: Lee/Leigh, May/Mae, Rose, Grace, Lou, Louise, Beth/Elizabeth, Mary/Marie/Maria, Jane, Rae, Jo, Kate, Lynn, Jean, Sue
    2. A few more options: Joy, Claire, Quinn, Pearl, Jade
  3. Pair them up! 
  4. Say them out loud to see how the name sounds
    1. Some names might sound awkward, like Lily Lee since it has so many L sounds 
    2. Some names might sound too similar to other names,  like Laura Leigh sounds like Lorelai, and Emma Lee sounds like Emily
    3. And some names could sound inappropriate like Anna Lee
  5. Finally, say the name along with your last name to see how it sounds

More tips:

  • Consider a modern name (like Ava, Olivia, or Sophie) paired with a traditional ending (like Marie, Rose, or Lynn)
  • Choose a nickname for a more casual feel. Beth, Liza, Lou, and Kate have a very different feel than Elizabeth, Louise, and Katherine 

Double Barrel Names for Boys

unique double barrel names for boys

Boys with double barrel names are much less common than girls! 

Many of these names center around John or Jean (the French version of Jean).

But the recent popularity of double- barrel names in the UK means we’re now seeing names like Alfie and Arthur.

A

  • Aaron Jay
  • Alfie-George
  • Alfie-Jack
  • Alfie-James
  • Alfie-Jay
  • Alfie-Ray
  • Alfie-Lee
  • Alfie-Neville
  • Andrew-James
  • Andrew-Phillip
  • Archie-Jack
  • Archie-James
  • Archie-Lee
  • Arlo Frasier
  • Arlo Jack
  • Arlo-James
  • Arnie-Grey
  • Arthur-James

B

  • Bailey-James
  • Bailey-Ray
  • Beau-Alexander
  • Benjamin-Grey
  • Benny John
  • Benton-Knox
  • Billy-Curtis
  • Billy-Jack
  • Billy-James
  • Billy-Joe
  • Billy John
  • Blair Carson
  • Bobby-James
  • Bobby-Lee
  • Buddy-Bear
  • Bradley-John

C

  • Carl-Fredrick
  • Carl Joseph
  • Carl-Theodore
  • Carter-James
  • Casey-Lee
  • Cody James
  • Cody-Jay
  • Cody-Lee
  • Corey-James

D

  • Daniel Joe
  • Dexter Boswell
  • Dylan-Jorge
  • Dylan James

E

  • Eddie Jack
  • Eli Quinn
  • Elliott-Stephen
  • Ellis Jack
  • Ellis Quinn
  • Emmett James
  • Emmett Lee
  • Ethan-James
  • Ethan-Lee
  • Evan-Ray
  • Everett-James

F

  • Frankie-Jay
  • Frankie-Lou
  • Frankie-Paul
  • Frankie-Ray
  • Freddy Joe
  • Freddy John
  • Frederick-Emmanuel

G

  • Gary-David
  • George Caleb
  • George Ivan 
  • George Rex

H

  • Harley-James
  • Harley-Jay
  • Harvey-James
  • Harvey-Lee
  • Henley Chase
  • Holden-Ray
  • Hunter-James
  • Hunter-Lee

I

  • Isaac-Lee
  • Ivan Mitchell 

J

  • Jack-Dean
  • Jack-Henry
  • Jack-Wyatt
  • Jacob-James
  • Jaiden-George
  • Jaiden-Lee
  • James-Avery
  • James-Dawson
  • James-Dean
  • James-Jordan
  • James-Wyatt
  • Jamie-Alexander
  • Jamie-Dean
  • Jamie Joe
  • Jamie-Lee
  • Jamie-Ray
  • Jaxon-James
  • Jayden-James
  • Jayden-Lee
  • Jean-Baptiste
  • Jean-David 
  • Jean-Francois
  • Jean-Frederick
  • Jean-Luc
  • Jean-Marie
  • Jean-Nicolas
  • Jean Paul
  • Jean-Philippe
  • Jean Pierre
  • Jean-Sebastien
  • Jesse-James
  • Jesse-Lee
  • Jim Bob
  • Jimmy Jackson
  • Jimmy-Ray
  • John-Charles
  • John Cooper
  • John Dale
  • John David
  • John Devon
  • John Eric
  • John-Evan
  • John-Francis
  • John Ivan
  • John-Livingston
  • John-Michael
  • John Morgan
  • John-Paul
  • John-Peter
  • John-Pierre
  • John-Taylor
  • John Tobias
  • Johnny-Lee
  • Joshua-Lee
  • Joshua-Peter
  • Joshua-Raymond
  • Judson-Lee
  • Julian Constantine 

K

  • Kayden Ray
  • Keelan Eric

L

  • Larry-Joe
  • Larry-John
  • Lee-Emmett
  • Leighton-James
  • Lennon Arthur
  • Linden-James
  • Logan-James
  • Logan Lee

M

  • Maddox Knox
  • Marc Antoine
  • Marc-Édouard
  • Mark John
  • Marley-Jay
  • Marley-Rae
  • Matthew-David
  • Matthew Dillon
  • Matthew James
  • Mason Lee
  • Maximillian Paul
  • Michael-Lee
  • Michael-John
  • Michael-Kai

N

  • Nicholas Ignatius 
  • Nixon Aaron
  • Noah-James
  • Noah-Jean

O

  • Oliver-James
  • Oliver-Jay
  • Oliver-Joe
  • Oliver-John

Double barrel names for Oscar

  • Oscar-Arlo
  • Oscar-Cole
  • Oscar-Finn
  • Oscar Isaac
  • Oscar-James
  • Oscar-Jay
  • Oscar-Joe
  • Oscar Lee
  • Oscar Leo
  • Oscar-Luke
  • Oscar Ray

P

  • Paul-Émile
  • Paul-André 
  • Paulie-Joe
  • Paulie-Ray
  • Pierre-Alexandre

R

  • Ralphie-Joe
  • Reggie-Lee
  • Ricky Joe
  • Ricky-John
  • Ricky Lee
  • Riley-James
  • Riley Mark
  • Robert-Samuel
  • Ronnie-Lee
  • Rory Thomas
  • Russel-Davis
  • Ryan-James
  • Ryan Ray

S

  • Sasha Bo
  • Sasha Brendan
  • Sasha Brock
  • Sasha Daniel
  • Sasha David 
  • Sasha Dennis
  • Sasha Eli
  • Sasha Evan
  • Sasha Forrest
  • Sasha Gabriel
  • Sasha Hugo
  • Sasha Julien
  • Sasha Leon 
  • Sasha Louis
  • Sasha Marvin
  • Sasha Matthew
  • Sasha Maxwell
  • Sasha Nathan
  • Sasha Nicholas
  • Sasha Paul
  • Sasha Quentin
  • Sasha Roland
  • Sasha Thomas    
  • Sasha Victor
  • Sasha Vincent
  • Sasha Wesley
  • Sasha William
  • Sasha Xavier
  • Sawyer-Ford
  • Steven Andrew

T

  • Teddy-James
  • Teddy Joe
  • Theo-James
  • Thomas-Lee
  • Thomas-Owen
  • Thomas Patrick
  • Tim Earl
  • Tobias John
  • Tommy-Jay
  • Tommy-Joe
  • Tucker-Davis
  • Tucker-Lee
  • Tyler-James

W

  • Walker-James
  • Wells-Davis
  • William-Alden
  • William Alexander
  • William-Henry
  • William-Jennings
  • William Joseph
  • William-Knox
  • William-Lee

X

  • Xander-John
  • Xavier-Jack

Double barrel names with John and Jean

  • Bartley-John
  • Benny John
  • Billy-John
  • Bradley John
  • Freddy-John
  • Jean-Baptiste
  • Jean Claude
  • Jean-David 
  • Jean-Francois
  • Jean-Frederick
  • Jean Guy
  • Jean-Lance
  • Jean-Luc
  • Jean-Marie
  • Jean-Nicolas
  • Jean Noah
  • Jean Paul
  • Jean-Philippe
  • Jean Pierre
  • Jean-Sebastien
  • John-Charles
  • John Cooper
  • John Dale
  • John David
  • John Devon
  • John Eric
  • John-Evan
  • John-Francis
  • John Ivan
  • John-Livingston
  • John-Michael
  • John Morgan
  • John-Paul
  • John-Peter
  • John-Pierre
  • John-Taylor
  • John Tobias
  • Johnny-Lee
  • Kieran John
  • Larry-John
  • Mark John
  • Merrowin-John
  • Micheal John
  • Niall-John
  • Oliver-John
  • Ricky John
  • Rory-John
  • Seamus John
  • Tobias-John
  • Xander John

Double barrel names with Billie and Billy

Cute double barrel names with Billie and Billy can work for both girls and boys! 

  • Billy Bob
  • Billy-Curtis
  • Billy Dean
  • Billy-Jack
  • Billy James
  • Billy-Jay
  • Billy Jean
  • Billy-Joe
  • Billy John
  • Billy-Lee
  • Billy Paul
  • Billy-Ray
  • Billie-Rose

Related post: Find more middle names for William or Billy here!

Double barrel names with Jack

Double barrel names work well with Jack because it’s a short, one syllable name. It has a strong sound, so pairing it with a softer or more casual name like Alfie or Jack gives a fun vibe. Or pairing it with a classic name like Dean or Henry keeps the overall name classic too!

  • Alfie-Jack
  • Archie-Jack
  • Arlo Jack
  • Billy-Jack
  • Eddie Jack
  • Ellis-Jack
  • Jack Dean
  • Jack Henry
  • Jack-Paul
  • Jack Wyatt
  • Xavier-Jack

Creating unique double barrel names for boys

Similar to the girls section above, you can put together your own creative ideas for double barrel boys names!

  1. First, choose a starting name. 
    1. To spark your creativity, some of the more common starters are Jack, Bill/Billy, James, John/Jean, and Paul
  2. Next, choose an ending name.
    1. Some common endings for boys include Jay, Ray, Lee, Jack, Joe, John, Dean, and Paul 
  3. Finally, put them together and see how they sound! 
    1. Many double barrel boy names can sound like famous people,  like Jimmy Dean or James Taylor

Can boys have double barrel names?

Yes, boys can have double barrel names. 

Double barrel names for boys are common in the UK and the Southern US.

Unisex Double Barrel Names

And here are some unisex double barrel names for you! 

  • Bailey-Ray
  • Billie-Jo
  • Casey-Lee
  • Casey-Ray
  • Charlie-Wren
  • Frankie-Lou
  • Frankie-Ray
  • Haley-Joel
  • Jamie-Jo
  • Jamie-Lee
  • Jamie-Ray
  • Jessie-Blair
  • Jo-Cooper
  • Kendall-Dallas
  • Marley-Blake
  • Marley-Jay
  • Quincey-Lee
  • Reggie-Lee
  • Riley-James
  • Skyler-Reese

Irish Double Barrel Names

Honor your family’s heritage with these unique Irish double barrel names for boys and girls! 

Source: Ireland’s Central Station Office

Irish Double Barrel Names for Boys

For Irish boys, the most popular additional first names are James, John, Patrick, Thomas, and William

  • Blaise-Patrick
  • Bradan-Lee
  • Brien-Murphy
  • Callum-Thomas
  • Conor-William
  • Cormac-James
  • Dennis-James
  • Dylan-Patrick
  • Finn-Thomas
  • Kieran-John
  • Liam-James
  • Niall-John
  • Patrick-Thomas
  • Rian-James
  • Ronan-Patrick
  • Rory-John
  • Seamus-John
  • Sean-William
  • Tomas-James

Irish Double Barrel Names for Girls

Girls in Ireland are most commonly given Rose, Grace, Mary, Elizabeth, and Marie as second names. 

  • Aiofe Belle
  • Aoife-Grace (pronounced Ee-fah, like Eva with an F sound) 
  • Aoife-Marie
  • Aoife-Rose
  • Aisling-Elizabeth (pronounced ashling)
  • Bonnie-Marie
  • Ciara-Grace
  • Connie-Rose
  • Elara-Marie
  • Kelly-Grace
  • Miriam-Rose
  • Orla-Elizabeth
  • Roisin-Marie (pronounced Roh-sheen)
  • Siobahn-Grace (pronounced sha-vonne)

Gypsy Double Barrel Names 

This selection of double barrel gypsy themed names are perfect for anyone with a bohemian style! 

Gypsy Double Barrel Names for Girls 

  • Clementina-Grace
  • Esmeralda-May
  • Ethelinda-Grace
  • Florence-May
  • Gypsy-Lee
  • Gypsy-Rose
  • Kezia-Rose
  • Mahalia-Kate
  • Margaret-Rose
  • Naomi-Beth
  • Rhoda-Leigh
  • Roma-Marie
  • Rosella-Louise
  • Shelta-Anne
  • Theodosia-Jane
  • Tillie-May
  • Vadoma-Lee

Gypsy Double Barrel Names for Boys

  • Bartley-John
  • Danior-Thomas
  • Duke-Patrick
  • Leander-James
  • Menowin-John
  • Paddy-Finn
  • Patrin-Ray
  • Pyramus-Lee
  • Silvanus-James
  • Vano-Jay

Double Barrel Flower Names

Double barrel flower names commonly include Rose, Lily, Poppy, Daisy, Jasmine, or Violet as part of the name.

  • Addie-Rose
  • Adriana Rose
  • Azalea-Jean
  • Azalea-Kate
  • Azalea-May
  • Azalea-Rose
  • Daisy Ann
  • Daisy Jade
  • Daisy Jean
  • Daisy Jo
  • Daisy-Kate
  • Flora Francis
  • Freya-Lily
  • Grace Lily
  • Holly-Jean
  • Ivy-Azalea
  • Ivy-Cadence
  • Ivy-Callista
  • Ivy Elise
  • Ivy-Jayla
  • Ivy Julia
  • Ivy-Kennedy
  • Ivy-Mae
  • Ivy-Meredith
  • Ivy-Rose
  • Ivy-Sasha
  • Jasmine-Elaine
  • Jasmine-Elizabeth
  • Jasmine-Kate
  • Jasmine-Marie
  • Jasmine-Rose
  • June Lily
  • Lily-Anne
  • Lily Grace
  • Lily-Julia
  • Lily-Kate
  • Lily Mae
  • Lily-Rose
  • Lily-Sue
  • Mary Violet
  • Poppy-Beth
  • Poppy-Blair 
  • Poppy-Blythe 
  • Poppy-Claire 
  • Poppy-Jane 
  • Poppy-June
  • Poppy-Kate
  • Poppy-Kaye
  • Poppy-Leigh
  • Poppy Lou
  • Poppy Louise
  • Poppy-Lynn
  • Poppy May
  • Poppy-Rae
  • Poppy-Ruth
  • Poppy-Shay
  • Rosa-Belle
  • Rose Amalia
  • Rose-Anne
  • Rose-Alba
  • Rose-Alice
  • Rose-Alma
  • Rose-Elaine
  • Rose-Elise
  • Rose-Emilia
  • Rose-Esmée
  • Rose-Estelle
  • Rose-Isla
  • Rose-Lily
  • Rose-Luna
  • Rose-Lynn
  • Rose-Nina
  • Rose-Odette
  • Rose-Olivia
  • Rosie-Leigh
  • Rosie-May
  • Violet-Kate
  • Violet-Mae
  • Violet-Rose
  • Violet-Victoria
  • Rose
  • Lily
  • Poppy
  • Daisy
  • Jasmine 
  • Violet 

Double barrel names with Rose

The sky’s the limit when you make double barrel names with Rose at the end! Since Rose is one syllable and a classic name, it pairs well with many other names! Here’s a bunch to get you started:

  • Addie-Rose
  • Adriana Rose
  • Aliya-Rose
  • Alyssa Rose
  • Amabella-Rose
  • Amanda Rose
  • Amelia-Rose
  • Annelise Rose
  • Aubrey-Rose
  • Audra Rose
  • Autumn-Rose
  • Ava Rose
  • Ayla-Rose
  • Anna Rose
  • Belinda-Rose
  • Billie Rose
  • Briar-Rose
  • Calliope Rose
  • Cara-Rose
  • Carla Rose
  • Charlotte-Rose
  • Christina Rose
  • Clara-Rose
  • Cornelia Rose
  • Dakota-Rose
  • Darla Rose
  • Delilah-Rose
  • Destiny Rose
  • Diana-Rose
  • Dolly Rose
  • Elena-Rose
  • Elise Rose
  • Eliza-Rose
  • Ella Rose
  • Esme-Rose
  • Etta Rose
  • Evangeline-Rose
  • Evanna Rose
  • Evie-Rose
  • Fiona Rose
  • Francesca-Rose
  • Gia Rose
  • Gwendolyn-Rose
  • Hallie Rose
  • Hannah-Rose
  • Harley Rose
  • Harper-Rose
  • Hazel Rose
  • Helen-Rose
  • Idra Rose
  • Isabelle-Rose
  • Isla Rose
  • Jasmine-Rose
  • Jemima Rose
  • Jenna-Rose
  • Julia Rose
  • Katie-Rose
  • Kayla Rose
  • Lara-Rose
  • Laura Rose
  • Lavinia-Rose
  • Layla Rose
  • Libby-Rose
  • Lily Rose
  • Liz-Rose
  • Liza Rose
  • Lola-Rose
  • Loretta Rose
  • Lorna-Rose
  • Lucinda Rose
  • Lucy-Rose
  • Luna Rose
  • Mabel-Rose
  • Macy Rose
  • Madeline-Rose
  • Mara Rose
  • Meredith-Rose
  • Mia Rose
  • Mila-Rose
  • Millie Rose
  • Mimi-Rose
  • Nellie Rose
  • Oceana-Rose
  • Olivia Rose
  • Penelope-Rose
  • Pippa Rose
  • Paisley-Rose
  • Ruby Rose
  • Sally-Rose
  • Scarlett Rose
  • Selma-Rose
  • Sienna Rose
  • Sophie-Rose
  • Sybil Rose
  • Summer-Rose
  • Tabitha Rose
  • Taylor-Rose
  • Teagan Rose
  • Tessa-Rose
  • Thomasina Rose
  • Vanessa-Rose
  • Vera Rose
  • Victoria-Rose
  • Willa Rose
  • Willow-Rose
  • Zelda Rose
  • Zoe-Rose

Famous Double Barrel Names

Well-known famous double barrel names 

You’ve probably heard some classic double barrel names that are very common 

  • Anne-Marie
  • Billie-Jean
  • Billy-Bob
  • Billy-Joe
  • Jim-Bob
  • John-Paul
  • Mary-Jane
  • Mary-Lou

Celebrity Double Barrel Names              

  • Lea Michelle from Glee
  • Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen 
  • Mary-Kate Olsen of Full House 
  • Zachary Levi’s last name is Pugh
  • Selma Blair uses her middle name as her last name
  • Rachel Zoe dropped her last name when she entered the fashion industry and now goes with her middle name
  • Beyonce and Jay-Z  named their daughter Blue Ivy
  • Johnny Depp’s daughter is names Lily-Rose
  • Jamie Oliver named his daughters Petal Blossom, Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo, and Buddy Bear
  • Kate Moss named her daughter Lila-Grace
  • Singer Una Foden’s daughter is named Aiofe-Belle

Double barrel names from fiction, TV, and Music

  • Anna-Beth Chase from Percy Jackson’s books 
  • Billie-Jean- she’s not my lover
  • Emily-Elizabeth, Clifford’s best friend
  • Marie-Frederique (Marie-Fred), Jean-Guy, Jean-Pierre, Jean-Claude, and Jean-Lance are some of the Quebecois in Letterkenny
  • And then there’s Mary-Ann and Betty-Ann, the hockey players from Letterkenny 
  • What about Mary Jane, Peter Parker’s girlfriend? And Spider-Man’s name has a hyphen too!

Funny Double Barrel Names

Stay away from these funny double barrel first names! Or use them in jokes!

  • Adam Baum
  • Alfie Romeo
  • Amanda Lynn
  • Anna Conda
  • Anna Graham 
  • Anne Teak
  • Aretha Holly
  • Armand Hammer
  • Barry Cade
  • Beau Kay
  • Ben Dover
  • Bibi Dahl
  • Billy Reuben 
  • Brock Lee
  • Cam Payne
  • Candy Cane
  • Casey Macy
  • Chris Coe
  • Claire Annette
  • Corey Ander
  • Crystal Claire
  • Dinah Soar
  • Don Key
  • Dusty Carr
  • Dusty Rhodes
  • Easton West
  • Eileen Dover
  • Eileen South
  • Fay Kerr
  • Ford Parker
  • Forrest Green
  • Harry Bo
  • Holly Day
  • Isadore Belle
  • Jay Walker
  • Joe King
  • Iona Corolla 
  • Kelly Green
  • Ken Dahl
  • Kenny Reed
  • Lee King
  • Lucky Chance
  • Marv Ellis
  • May Day
  • Millie Graham 
  • Noah Juan
  • Noah Riddle
  • Oliver Sutton
  • Owen Moore
  • Penny Lane
  • Polly Ester
  • Rich Guy
  • Robin Daley
  • Roman Holiday 
  • Shanda Lear
  • Skye Blue
  • Terry Belle
  • Tommy Hawk
  • Woody Forrest

This site has tons more funny names, both real and made up!

Should I give my child a double barrel name?

Double-barrel names, also known as compound given names, are a way of making a common name unique.

In the southern United States, families often use double barrel names to honor multiple family members. 

Here are some considerations before you choose a double name:

How do you double barrel a first name?

To double barrel a first name, write it on the birth certificate at the hospital

Problems with double barrel names

Official documents can be troublesome

Most computers and government databases don’t accept hyphens. So your child may experience issues with passports, airline tickets, school records, and other official documents. 

Sometimes these aren’t a problem. But, for example, if your child is traveling and their passport or driver’s license has their name spelled differently (like Mary-Ann vs Mary Ann vs MaryAnn) than their ticket, they might be delayed.

A lifetime of questions about their name

Your child will be asked these questions every time they introduce themselves saying “Hi, my name is Billy-Joe.”

  • Is Joe your middle name?
  • How do you spell that? 
  • Is it one word, like Billyjoe, or two words, or does it have a hyphen?
  • Is your full name William Joseph?

To use a hyphen or not use a hyphen?

Choosing to hyphenate or not hyphenate a double barrel name is an important choice. Each option has pros and cons

Using a hyphen

  • Makes it clear that the two names are both first names
  • More traditional
  • Hyphen may be omitted in certain record-keeping systems. For example, some states only allow letters and will enter a name like Betty-Lou as Bettylou.

Not using a hyphen

  • People will assume the second name is actually a middle name
  • Less traditional 
  • Spaces or the entire second name may be left out in certain computer databases. For example, they may store Betty Lou as Bettylou or just Betty. 

More considerations when choosing a double barrel name 

Consider using a first name and middle name. 

When you’re thinking about choosing the name Ruth-Ann, consider choosing the first name Ruth and the middle name Ann.

Or use a first name and multiple middle names. If you’re set on Ruth Ann, and want to have Grace as a middle name, think about using Ann and Grace as middle names together.

First off, there are no rules about how many middle names you can have.

Second, you can call the child by whatever name you want. You could name her Louisa May and call her Ruth Ann. Or name her first name-Ruth, middle names Ann Grace Marie, and call her Ruth Ann.

Using the full version or nicknames

This applies to both girls and boys. Is Billy-Bob actually named Robert-William? Is Betty-Lou really Elizabeth-Louise?

Usually parents choosing double barrel names go with the nicknames.

But again, there’s no rule written somewhere that you can’t name your child Robert William and call him Billy-Bob.

Wrap up- Double Barrel Names

Double barrel names can be challenging in terms of paperwork. But they provide beautiful and unique naming options as long as you understand what to look out for.

I hope you’re inspired by this list. Happy naming!

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