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Arya and Khaleesi: 'Game of Thrones' names gaining popularity

Arya Stark
In 2017, Arya ranked 135 in popularity according to the Social Security Administration. (HBO)

A child has no name. At least that's what fans of the popular HBO series "Game of Thrones" may think when they meet a child named Arya.

Names from the show have been gaining popularity since 2010, according to the New York Times.

Arya ranked 135 in popularity according to the Social Security Administration in 2017. Khaleesi, which a title for a main character named Daenerys Targaryen, is also a popular name that ranked 630 that year.

According to the New York Times in 2017 there were:

  • 2,156 Aryas
  • 466 Khaleesis
  • 55 Tyrions
  • 23 Theons
  • 20 Sansas
  • 11 Cerseis
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