13 Baby Names Inspired by Game of Thrones Image

HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones created a legion of fans and entire new wave of names for babies. And fans of the show have begun to name their children after the most popular characters including Khaleesi, Arya, Theon and Renly to name a few. Below are just a few examples. This is truly life imitating art.


2010: Zero babies named Khaleesi

2016: 370 baby girls named Khaleesi


2010: 273 babies named Arya

2016: 1,890 babies named Arya

Visit the 13 Baby Names Inspired by Game of Thrones interactive graphic created by Names.org to see the number of babies named after each character by year. 

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  1. Telzey Amberdon says:

    My sister was named for a character Elizabeth Taylor played in the 40s (“Cynthia”) and I was named after Celeste Holm. I feel like we could have done worse!

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