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

50,000
Babies named for Arya Stark
75,225 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

15,000
Babies named for Emilia Clarke (Plays Daenerys)
40,683 Total Girls Named Emilia
About the Baby Name Emilia
Babies Named Emilia by Year

#3 KHALEESI

3,000
Babies named for Khaleesi
3,055 Total Girls Named Khaleesi
About the Baby Name Khaleesi
Babies Named Khaleesi by Year

#4 MAISIE Williams

3,000
Babies named for Maisie Williams (Plays Arya)
6,842 Total Girls Named Maisie
About the Baby Name Maisie
Babies Named Maisie by Year

#5 MEERA Reed

750
Babies named for Meera Reed
3,037 Total Girls Named Meera
About the Baby Name Meera
Babies Named Meera by Year

#6 DAENERYS Targaryen

750
Babies named for Daenerys Targaryen
776 Total Girls Named Daenerys
About the Baby Name Daenerys
Babies Named Daenerys by Year

#7 TYRION Lannister

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

#8 RENLY Baratheon

250
Babies named for Renly Baratheon
270 Total Boys Named Renly
About the Baby Name Renly
Babies Named Renly by Year

#9 KIT Harrington

250
Babies named for Kit Harrington (Plays Jon Snow)
2,997 Total Boys Named Kit
About the Baby Name Kit
Babies Named Kit by Year

#10 SHAE

150
Babies named for Shae
5,459 Total Girls Named Shae
About the Baby Name Shae
Babies Named Shae by Year

#11 THEON Greyjoy

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

#12 ROSLIN Frey

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

#13 SANSA Stark

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

Births for first names are 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. Any totals for last names are the number of people with the last name as of the last US census.

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