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11th May 2019

Number of Game of Thrones-inspired baby names in the UK revealed

Wayne Farry

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The United Kingdom likes Game of Thrones

Since it first hit our TV screens in April 2011, Game of Thrones has been incredibly popular all over the world. Like many cultural phenomenons it entered every day conversation and became something discussed every day in workplaces and around dinner tables.

Like many cultural behemoths, it has also influenced and inspired parents in how they name their children, and statistics have revealed just how many children in the United Kingdom have been given names inspired by the show in recent years.

Unsurprisingly, it is Arya – the name of one of the Stark children in Thrones – which is the most popular Westerosi name in the UK. 1,782 girls have been given the name between 2011 and 2017, probably down to the fact that out of all the names on the show it is one of the most, well, normal.

Overall, it is the 164th most popular name in England.

There were 84 girls in the UK named Khaleesi in 2017. Since the show started, 371 girls have been given the name. 45 girls have been named Sansa in that time.

In terms of boy’s names, there have been 465 Neds since the show aired, though Ned is not a particularly unusual name. There have also been 109 Jaimes, 151 Theons and somehow, somewhere, 97 boys named Ramsey.

In an unsurprising turn of events, there are no records of children being named Night King, Three-Eyed Raven, Reek, Qyborn or Viserion.