Baby Names Inspired by Game of Thrones

The fanbase for HBO's Game of Thrones is so invested that many of the cast and character names have seen a sharp rise in usage among American's naming their children. All 3 names given to Daenerys Targaryen have seen sharp increases: Daenerys, Khaleesi, and Emilia (the actress). Each year a new season aired is marked on the charts below.

#1 ARYA Stark

6,000
Babies named for Arya Stark
55,060 Total Girls Named Arya/Aria
About the Baby Name Arya
About the Baby Name Aria
Babies Named Arya by Year
Babies Named Aria by Year

#2 EMILIA Clarke

6,000
Babies named for Emilia Clarke (Plays Daenerys)
31,873 Total Girls Named Emilia
About the Baby Name Emilia
Babies Named Emilia by Year

#3 KHALEESI

1,500
Babies named for Khaleesi
1,964 Total Girls Named Khaleesi
About the Baby Name Khaleesi
Babies Named Khaleesi by Year

#4 MAISIE Williams

1,000
Babies named for Maisie Williams (Plays Arya)
5,308 Total Girls Named Maisie
About the Baby Name Maisie
Babies Named Maisie by Year

#5 MEERA Reed

500
Babies named for Meera Reed
2,636 Total Girls Named Meera
About the Baby Name Meera
Babies Named Meera by Year

#6 DAENERYS Targaryen

250
Babies named for Daenerys Targaryen
468 Total Girls Named Daenerys
About the Baby Name Daenerys
Babies Named Daenerys by Year

#7 SHAE

250
Babies named for Shae
5,251 Total Girls Named Shae
About the Baby Name Shae
Babies Named Shae by Year

#8 TYRION Lannister

250
Babies named for Tyrion Lannister
482 Total Boys Named Tyrion
About the Baby Name Tyrion
Babies Named Tyrion by Year

#9 SANSA Stark

100
Babies named for Sansa Stark
89 Total Girls Named Sansa
About the Baby Name Sansa
Babies Named Sansa by Year

#10 RENLY Baratheon

100
Babies named for Renly Baratheon
164 Total Boys Named Renly
About the Baby Name Renly
Babies Named Renly by Year

#11 THEON Greyjoy

100
Babies named for Theon Greyjoy
236 Total Boys Named Theon
About the Baby Name Theon
Babies Named Theon by Year

#12 ROSLIN Frey

100
Babies named for Roslin Frey
182 Total Girls Named Roslin
About the Baby Name Roslin
Babies Named Roslin by Year

#13 KIT Harrington

100
Babies named for Kit Harrington (Plays Jon Snow)
2,813 Total Boys Named Kit
About the Baby Name Kit
Babies Named Kit by Year

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The data is taken from births that occurred in the United States after 1879. From 1880 to 1936, all births may not be included in the original data set.

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