You can't have baby dragons, but you can have a baby named after the Mother of Dragons.https://t.co/7fcx7J3PXJ— CNET News (@CNETNews) May 10, 2019
- The list of top baby names for 2018, as logged by the US Social Security Administration, is out now, and shows a rise in Game of Thrones and Star Wars inspired names.
- From Game of Thrones, Khaleesi rose from #631 in 2017 to #549, and Yara jumped from #986 to #672. Arya (spelled the GoT way) was #119, with variations of that spelling being popular as well, and Jon (spelled without the "h") was at #754. Other characters like Brienne, Tyrion and Cersei didn't crack the top 1000 names.
- From Star Wars, Kylo jumped from #1152 in 2017 to #856 in 2018.
- The top two names overall? #1 for girls is Emma, while #1 for boys is Liam. Check out the popularity of your name at the official website.
A more detailed breakdown of Game of Thrones related name distribution, from a data editor at NBC News.
The # of U.S. children born in 2018 who have Game of Thrones character names, per new @SocialSecurity data:— Joe Murphy (@joemurph) May 10, 2019
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Do you like baby names inspired by pop culture? Any GoT-related spoilers should go under cuts.