When it comes to naming your kid after a character in pop culture, Game of Thrones rules.
The epic HBO drama inspired 1,135 Aryas, 241 Khaleesis, and 67 Daeneryses born in 2013, according to the the Social Security Administration’s list of baby names in the United States. Emilia Clarke’s character had inspired 146 baby Khaleesis and 21 Daeneryses born in 2012. Her power grows stronger!
Boys receiving GOT-inspired monikers included 15 Theons and five Robbs. Hopefully, it’s a long, long time before those little guys discover the fates of their namesakes.
In the list of most popular new girl’s names of 2013, the animated comedy Wreck-It Ralph made a strong showing – Vanellope, which was the name of Sarah Silverman’s character in that film, came out on top. It was given to 63 little girls in 2013 – and zero in 2012, according to Nameberry. The Hunger Games’ Prim also made that list, inspiring parents to give the name to seven girls. Meanwhile, 17 Katnisses were born in 2013.
Popular new boys names included Hatch (8), Kyndle (6), and Vice (5), hopefully not inspired by Lost, Amazon, and HBO, respectively.