The fifth season of聽Game of Thronesmay have ended earlier this summer and won鈥檛 be returning聽until the spring but that doesn鈥檛 mean the聽chatter surrounding the fantasy drama has slowed down at all. When we learned the聽HBO show was joining in on the聽adult coloring book聽trend we thought that聽was聽the coolest creative collab it could participate in.聽But new聽stats showing聽how聽GoT聽character-inspired baby names聽are majorly on the rise are proving the show is providing some more lasting creative inspo 鈥 now, for parents and their kids.

game of thrones baby names

According to the latest report from Britain鈥檚 Office for National Statistics聽focusing on baby names of 2014 and how parents were聽influenced by pop culture, Game of Thrones appeared to be a heavy influence. The study revealed that the most popular Westeros-themed girl names were聽Arya, Khaleesi, Daenerys, Sansa and Brienne 鈥 given to 244, 53, 9, 6 and 4 baby girls, respectively. While popular boy names were Theon with 18 newborns, Tyrion at 17, and Bran and Sandor, which were both given to four tiny dudes.

game of thrones baby names

It鈥檚 interesting to note that these GoT聽names didn鈥檛 start popping up in larger quantities until 2011 when the show premiered on HBO. Not only does that stat showcase how baby names are tied to pop culture but the rest of the findings do too.

From both聽Frozenprincesses Elsa and Anna going to a combined 1,341 little ladies to names like Edith, Rose and Violet from聽Downton Abbey聽on the rise, it鈥檚 abundantly clear that when it comes time to pick a lifelong name we look at every source of inspo out there. Especially celebrities ;)

Are you planning on naming your child after a聽Game of Thrones character? Have you already? Let us know in the comments.

(h/t HelloGiggles, photos via HBO聽+聽Britain鈥檚 Office for National Statistics)