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

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

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


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

#4 MAISIE Williams

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

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

#6 DAENERYS Targaryen

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

#7 TYRION Lannister

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

#8 THEON Greyjoy

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


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

#10 RENLY Baratheon

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

#11 KIT Harrington

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

#12 ROSLIN Frey

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

#13 SANSA Stark

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