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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Daenerys

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  • A submission from Tennessee, United States says the name Daenerys means "Mother of Dragons, Breaker of Chains, the Unburnt, Queen of Mereen and Queen of the Seven Kingdoms" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from Washington, United States, the name Daenerys is of Fiction origin and means "Mother of Dragons".
  • A user from Trinidad and Tobago says the name Daenerys means "Dragon queen".
  • A user from Ohio, United States says the name Daenerys is of English origin and means "Dragon Queen".
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International Interest

From the name of a character in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels; popularised by the later television adaptation Game of Thrones.

  1. A female given name of modern usage.

Notable Persons Named Daenerys

Daenerys is also known as Daenerys Stormborn, Khaleesi, and Dany.


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Popularity of Daenerys as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Daenerys

  • How Popular is the name Daenerys? Daenerys is the 16,955th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Daenerys have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 468 babies born with the first name Daenerys in the United States. That's more than enough people named Daenerys to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Daenerys? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2012 when it was given as a first name to 21 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Daenerys born? The highest recorded use of the first name Daenerys was in 2017 with a total of 110 babies.
  • Random Daenerys Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Daenerys is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Daenerys: Your name in reverse order is Syrenead. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Syranede. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Daenerys born Oct 3, 2001

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North of Latin America approximately on 1300. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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