Parents are naming babies after Game of Thrones characters and you'll love the most popular choice

By Giles Hardie September 21, 2017
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May we introduce the Girls of Thrones?

More than 300 girls born in England and Wales in the last year were named Arya after Maisie Williams' Game of Thrones heroine.

According to officials at the United Kingdom's Office for National Statistics (ONS), the fantasy show has inspired many new parents.

69 girls were named Khaleesi after the title given to Emilia Clarke's character Daenerys, a moniker which also proved popular with a handful of mothers and fathers.

Game of Thrones characters Tyrion, Sansa, and Brienne were also selected as new baby names.

There is no record of any baby being named after Ed Sheeran's character Breakstheinternet Lannister.

Meanwhile, 90 boys have been named Loki, the Marvel villain played on the big screen by Tom Hiddleston, according to the BBC, while his brother Thor only inspired 18 parents.

Superman's real name Kal-El was also popular, as were Star Wars characters Kylo, Anakin, and Rey, and Harry Potter's pal Hermione.


Meanwhile, seven girls and 35 boys were named Bowie - perhaps a tribute to late rocker David Bowie, who lost his battle with cancer at the beginning of 2016.