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The 30 Most Popular Game of Thrones-Related Baby Names in America

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Rory McCann, Liam Cunningham, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Isaac Hempstead Wright in Game of Thrones
Rory McCann, Liam Cunningham, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Isaac Hempstead Wright in Game of Thrones / Helen Sloan, HBO
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What's in a name? Years full of potential humiliation for your child if you decide to get a little too cutesy with their moniker. Or, if your little bundle of joy is set to be a part of the class of 2036, proof that his or her parents were serious Game of Thrones fans back in the day.

The Social Security Administration has released its annual list of the most popular baby names of 2018. While perfectly acceptable names like Emma, Olivia, Liam, and Noah topped the rankings, IndieWire reports that there was clear evidence that a lot of people are naming their kids after their favorite Game of Thrones characters. And the clear winner here is Arya Stark, who now shares a first name with 2545 kids born in 2018.

Coming in at a not-so-close second wasn't a name, but a title: Khaleesi. Daenerys and Tyrion made the list, too. But even the show's most brutal villains got some shout-outs (see: Ramsay and Gregor).

  1. Arya: 2545
  2. Khaleesi: 560
  3. Yara: 434
  4. Lyanna: 319
  5. Shae: 125
  6. Renly: 102
  7. Jory: 72
  8. Tyrion: 58
  9. Brienne: 33
  10. Jorah: 30
  11. Sansa: 29
  12. Catelyn: 21
  13. Ellaria: 17
  14. Oberyn: 15
  15. Nymeria: 15
  16. Ramsay: 15
  17. Theon: 14
  18. Aerys: 14
  19. Gregor: 11
  20. Shireen: 11
  21. Talisa: 11
  22. Sandor: 10
  23. Khal: 9
  24. Olenna: 9
  25. Rennick: 9
  26. Daenerys: 8
  27. Bran: 8
  28. Beric: 8
  29. Brynden: 8
  30. Myranda: 8

[h/t IndieWire]

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