Khaleesi Is One Of The Top Baby Names Of 2016 – Game Of Thrones Inspired Name Claims 48th Position On 100 Name List

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Emilia Clarke plays Daenerys'Khaleesi' Targaryen on Game of Thrones
Emilia Clarke plays Daenerys ‘Khaleesi’ Targaryen on Game of Thrones

People love naming their children after the trending characters of the day, it’s a time honoured tradition in the United States and most places across the globe, highlighting the massive influence of popular culture.
The website nameberry.com is one of the biggest globally for choosing baby names, and they annually release a list of the most popular names of the year based on their patronage on their site.
The lists are valuable to tell which names are the most popular within any given year, and this year’s list has thrown up some curveballs.
‘Khaleesi’, which is the title of Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO hit show Game of Thrones, is actually one of the top names on the list. Of the 100 top names chosen for girls, Khaleesi is 48. Which is astonishing, since the word isn’t even a name to begin with but a title (Daenerys married a Dothraki ‘Khal’, making her a ‘Khaleesi’ or wife of a Khal)
It’s astonishing, and speaks of the staying power of Thrones on the zeitgeist. The name Dany, which is Daenerys’ nickname, has also gotten way more popular over the past few years the show has been on air.
Check out some of the most patronised baby names of 2016, maybe one would fit your new kid.
GIRLS

  1. OLIVIA

 

  1. AMELIA

 

  1. CHARLOTTE

 

  1. AVA

 

  1. ISLA

 

  1. ARABELLA

 

  1. AURORA

 

  1. ADELINE

 

  1. ISABELLA

 

  1. MIA

 

  1. ELEANOR

 

  1. ARIA

 

  1. PENELOPE

 

  1. CORA

 

  1. ROSE

 

  1. VIOLET

 

  1. HAZEL

 

  1. THEA

 

  1. CLAIRE

 

  1. EMMA

 

  1. ALICE

 

  1. LUCY

 

  1. LUNA

 

  1. NORA

 

  1. MILA

 

  1. ELIZABETH

 

  1. SCARLETT

 

  1. ASTRID

 

  1. IMOGEN

 

  1. ELLA

 

  1. GENEVIEVE

 

  1. MAEVE

 

  1. AUDREY

 

  1. GRACE

 

  1. SADIE

 

  1. EVANGELINE

 

  1. CHLOE

 

  1. ESME

 

  1. EMILY

 

  1. IVY

 

  1. ELOISE

 

  1. OPHELIA

 

  1. CAROLINE

 

  1. AURELIA

 

  1. MAYA

 

  1. STELLA

 

  1. ADELAIDE

 

  1. KHALEESI

 

  1. LILA

 

  1. NOVA

 
BOYS
 
 

  1. EZRA

 

  1. ASHER

 

  1. ATTICUS

 

  1. DECLAN

 

  1. OLIVER

 

  1. MILO

 

  1. SILAS

 

  1. LEVI

 

  1. WYATT

 

  1. HENRY

 

  1. JACK

 

  1. JASPER

 

  1. LEO

 

  1. ELIJAH

 

  1. ETHAN

 

  1. THEODORE

 

  1. SEBASTIAN

 

  1. CALEB

 

  1. LIAM

 

  1. OSCAR

 

  1. ELI

 

  1. BENJAMIN

 

  1. BODHI

 

  1. AUSTIN

 

  1. FELIX

 

  1. MILES

 

  1. ALEXANDER

 

  1. JACOB

 

  1. ZACHARY

 

  1. WILLIAM

 

  1. LUKE

 

  1. AXEL

 

  1. THOMAS

 

  1. ANDREW

 

  1. XAVIER

 

  1. ISAAC

 

  1. JULIAN

 

  1. JAMES

 

  1. MATTHEW

 

  1. LUCAS

 

  1. ARYAN

 

  1. FINN

 

  1. JOHN

 

  1. SAMUEL

 

  1. NATHANIEL

 

  1. SOREN

 

  1. ROMAN

 

  1. DANIEL

 

  1. JOSIAH

 

  1. TOBIAS

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