"Game of Thrones" names and meanings for your babies

"Game of Thrones" names and meanings for your babies

Are you expecting parents? Are you a fan of GoT? Ever thought about naming your baby after Game of Thrones names or characters? Here's a list for you!

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From 2011, Game of Thrones has been the talk of the town. Even those that didn’t watch it have definitely heard the names and plot points that revolved in the HBO series, an adaptation of George RR Martin’s books A Song of Ice and Fire.

This is why, for almost a decade, more and more babies were given names from this famous TV show. No matter how you feel about how the show ended, it still had an effect on people so expect a whole new generation with Game of Thrones names!

That being said, here’s a list of names from Game of Thrones and the meaning behind them.

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Dany | Photo: HBO

Game of Thrones names for girls

  • Arya (Arya Stark) – Noble
  • Arianne (Arianne Martell) – Very holy one
  • Asha (Asha Greyjoy) – Life
  • Brienne (Brienne of Tarth) – Strong
  • Catelyn (Cat Stark) – Pure
  • Cersei (Cersei Lannister) – Enchantress
  • Daenerys (Daenerys Targaryen) – Born of the storm
  • Ella (Ellaria Sand) – Beautiful fairy
  • Elia (Elia Sand) – Jehovah is God
  • Gilly (Gilly Craster) – My joy
  • Lysa (Lysa Arryn) – God is my oath
  • Jeyne (Jayne Poole) – Gift from God
  • Khaleesi (Daenerys Targaryen) – Queen
  • Marjorie (Margaery Tyrell) – Pearl
  • Meera (Meera Reed) – Prosperous
  • Melisandre (The Red Woman) – Strength, determination
  • Miranda (Myranda of House Bolton) – Worthy of admiration
  • Myrcella (Myrcella Baratheon) – Princess
  • Nymeria (Nymeria Sand) – Warrior queen
  • Olenna (Olenna Tyrell) – Shining light
  • Osha (Osha the Wildling) – Bear
  • River (Brynden Rivers) – Of the river
  • Roslin (Roslin Frey) – Red haired
  • Ros (Ros of Winterfell) – Red
  • Sansa (Sansa Stark) – Praise, charm
  • Shae (Shae of Lorath) – Courteous
  • Shireen (Shireen Baratheon) – Gentle, delicate
  • Snow (Jon Snow) – Snow
  • Summer (Summer the Direwolf) – Born during the summer
  • Talisa (Talisa Stark) – Forest
  • Yara (Yara Greyjoy) – Precious gem
  • Ygritte (Ygritte the Wildling) – Wild heron/bird
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Jon Snow | Photo: HBO

Game of Thrones names for boys

  • Benjen (Benjen Stark) – Son of the South
  • Bran (Bran Stark) – Raven
  • Davos (Davos Seaworth) – Beloved
  • Doran (Doran Martell) – Wanderer
  • Eddard (Eddard Stark) – Blessed guard
  • Jamie (Jaime Lannister) – He grasps the heel
  • Joffrey (Joffrey Baratheon) – Traveller
  • Jojen (Jojen Reed) – God is gracious
  • Jon (Jon Snow) – God has given
  • Jorah (Jorah Mormont) – He has reproached
  • Kevin (Kevan Lannister) – Handsome by birth
  • Loras (Loras Tyrell) – Sorrow
  • Mace (Mace Tyrell) – Powerful weapon
  • Ned (Ned Stark) – Rich
  • Olly (Olly of Castle Black) – Elf warrior
  • Peter (Petyr Baelish) – Rock/stone
  • Quentin (Quentyn Martell) – The fifth
  • Ramsay (Ramsay Bolton) – Wild garlic
  • Randall (Randyll Tarly) – Wolf
  • Rickon (Rickon Stark) – Innocent
  • Robb (Robb Stark) – Famed
  • Robert (Robert Baratheon) – Bright, shining
  • Robin (Robin Arryn) – Famed, bright, shining
  • Roderick (Rodrik Cassel) – Famous ruler
  • Roose (Roose Bolton) – Rose
  • Sam (Samwell Tarly) – God has heard
  • Snow (Jon Snow) – Snow
  • Theon (Theon Greyjoy) – Godly
  • Tom (Tommen Baratheon) – Twin
  • Tristan (Trystane Martell) – Outcry
  • Tyrion (Tyrion Lannister) – Nobility
  • Walder (Walder Frey) – Forest dweller

Some names may be from the antagonists of Game of Thrones. But one must admit that from the rich collection of characters from the famous show, even the bad guys have great names.


Source: Closer, CNN, HBO, Nameberry

Also read: 101 unique gender-neutral names for your baby

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