Game of Thrones names are rising in popularity – even the ones from minor characters

It’s less than a month to go until we find out who will end up sitting on the Iron Throne – and it seems Game of Thrones mania is all around, with many die-hard fans taking inspiration from hit show when it comes to naming their kids.

Monikers such as Arya, Sansa, Bran, Kahl and Khaleesi have been rising in popularity in the child registry lists around the world in recent years.

But even the more unusual names from the show – like Gilly, Bronn, Tully, Shae, Olenna and Ramsay – have made an appearance in the baby name charts, too.

Here are some of Closer magazine’s Game of Thrones-inspired baby names and their meanings for your little one.

Game of Thrones-inspired baby names are rising in popularity - even the really out-there ones

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Top 26 baby girl names inspired by Game of Thrones

1. Ayra (Ayra Stark)

Meaning: Noble


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2. Brienne (Brienne of Tarth)

Meaning: Strong

3. Catelyn (Catelyn Stark)

Meaning: Pure

4. Cersei (Cersei Lannister)

Meaning: Enchantress

5. Daenerys (Daenerys Targaryen)

Meaning: God is judge of my destruction

6. Elia (Elia Sand)

Meaning: Jehovah is God

7. Gilly (Gilly Craster)

Meaning: My joy

8. Lyanna (Lyanna Stark / Mormont)

Meaning: God has answered

9. Lysa (Lysa Arryn)

Meaning: God is my oath

10. Khaleesi (Daenerys Targaryen)

Meaning: Queen

11. Margaery  (Margaery Tyrell)

Meaning: Pearl

12. Meera (Meera Reed)

Meaning: Prosperous

13. Melisandre (The Red Woman)

Meaning: Strength


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14. Missandei

Meaning: Servant

15. Myrcella (Myrcella Baratheon)

Meaning: Princess

16. Nymeria (Nymeria Sand)

Meaning: Warrior queen

17. Olenna (Olenna Tyrell)

Meaning: Shinning light

18. Osha (Osha the Wildling)

Meaning: Bear

19. Selyse (Selyse Baratehon)

Meaning: Beloved

20. Sansa (Sansa Stark)

Meaning: Charm

21. Shae (Shae of Lorath)

Meaning: Courteous

22. Shireen (Shireen Baratheon)

Meaning: Gentle

23. Talisa (Talisa Stark)

Meaning: Consecrated to God

24. Tyene Sand

Meaning: Fierce

25. Yara (Yara Greyjoy)

Meaning: Precious gem


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26. Ygritte (Ygritte the Wilding)

Meaning: Wild heron / bird


Top 26 baby boy names inspired by Game of Thrones


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1. Benjen (Benjen Stark)

Meaning: Son of the South

2. Bran (Bran Stark)

Meaning: Raven


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3. Bronn

Meaning: Red hair

4. Davos (Davos Seaworth)

Meaning: Beloved

5. Doran (Doran Martell)

Meaning: Wanderer

6. Eddard (Eddard Stark)

Meaning: Bless guard

7. Joffrey (Joffrey Baratheon)

Meaning: Traveller

8. Jojen (Jojen Reed)

Meaning: God is gracious

9. Jon or Snow (Jon Snow)

Meaning: God has given

10. Jorah (Jorah Mormont)

Meaning: He has reproached

11. Kahl (Kahl Drogo)

Meaning: Warrior

12. Oberyn (Oberyn Martell)

Meaning: King of the Fairies

13. Loras (Loras Tyrell)

Meaning: Sorrow

14. Mace (Mace Tyrell)

Meaning: Powerful weapon


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15. Ramsay (Ramsay Bolton)

Meaning: Wild garlic

16. Renley (Renley Baratheon)

Meaning: Man, warrior


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17. Rickon (Rickon Stark)

Meaning: Famed

18. Roose (Roose Bolton)

Meaning: Rose


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19. Samwell (Samwell Tarly)

Meaning: God has heard

20. Stannis (Stannis Baratheon)

Meaning: Law and order

21. Theon (Theon Greyjoy)

Meaning: Godly


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22. Tommen (Tommen Baratheon)

Meaning: Twin

23. Tully (House of Tully)

Meaning: Peaceful


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24. Tyrion (Tyrion Lannister)

Meaning: Nobility

25. Walder (Walder Frey)

Meaning: Forest dweller


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26. Varys

Meaning: The spider

What’s your favourite one? Prefer something more traditional? Here are baby names from 1919 set to make a comeback in 2019.

Meanwhile, here are the most popular baby names every years for the last 100 years

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