Game of Thrones: Names Not Yet Forgotten

shutterstock_286527893If they want to give you a name, take it, make it your own. – Tyrion Lannister

If you haven’t seen last night’s GOT premiere, you may want to come back later. There’s a stream of consciousness flowing here that details *slightly* more than if you didn’t see last nights episode from an Average-Joe-I’m-No-Expert point of view.

Given the unique range of names brought to us by Game of Thrones, I was particularly interested in seeing how many of those names live among us (like real people!). In a time not too long ago, 1996, there was only the Song of Ice and Fire series. In that time, my brother-in-law decided that if he had a daughter, her name would be Aria. It used to be original. Then, HBO got it. Now, well, I’ll let you decide.

Arya – 647 people in the US have this name with the most in CA.  88% are between the ages 0-12. (Aria has 2,434 with 84% between the ages of 0-12).

Daenerys – 0 people in the US have this name. These stats are bound to change. She’s a powerhouse!

Tyrion – 14 people in the US have this name with the most in ID. Really… Idaho?

Jon – 206,613 people in the US have this name with the most in MN. They said his fate would be determined in the premiere episode. I’m going to call BS on that as I’m still not convinced he’s actually dead. Wishful thinking?

Sansa – 22 people in the US have this name with the most in SD. I bet *somebody* feels stupid for turning down Brienne’s sworn sword the first time around.

Cersei – 0 people in the US have this name and good riddance.

Melisandre – 8 people in the US have this name with the most in RI. How old IS she?!?

Ramsay – 9,697 people in the US have this name with the most in ME.

Theon – 342 people in the US have this name with the most in UT. 

Brienne – 1,307 people in the US have this name with the most in SD. Fun fact, the name peaked in popularity in 1979. Gwendoline Christie, who portrays Brienne, was born in 1978 which isn’t *exactly* 1979 but it’s pretty darn close!

Jorah – 75 people in the US have this name with the most in MI.

Ellaria – 2 people in the US have this name, split between KS and NJ.

Bran – 1,565 people in the US have this name with the most in HI and I just want to know where the heck is this guy?

Jaime – 167,921 people in the US have this name with the most in CA. In gender breakdown, 44% are female and 56% are male.

Also, there’s way too many characters; I know I missed a ton. Thankfully, if you’re reading this, you’re probably a Game of Thrones fan and thus, are already used to disappointment.

by Lisa Bowers

Lisa Bowers is a public relations professional who enjoys a healthy dose of sarcasm and wants to improve the mobile environment that affects everyone's daily lives. A Chicago native, she studied Business Computer Systems and still has nightmares about coding exams. Now in Seattle, she loves seeing mountains and water every day and tries to enjoy the PacNW as much as possible.

5 thoughts on “Game of Thrones: Names Not Yet Forgotten

  1. Christie Kole says:

    Nice dig at the end there! Surprised so few people have been named Daenerys or Cersei. I agree, though, that I think Daenerys will begin to trend upwards in years to come!

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