You think you’re a Game of Thrones fan? Well, have you had a kid and named them after a major or minor character of the show?

Because that’s what over 4,500 people did in the United States last year, according to Social Security Administration data. And that number has gone up from 3,800+ in 2017 and 3,200+ in 2016.

Now, obviously, this excludes common names like Jon and Jaime, and the numbers are out of 3.8 million babies born, and 29,000+ distinct names.

Still, some of these posted some impressive stats.

Here are the names and the numbers…

Arya: 2,594
Khaleesi: 560
Yara: 434
Lyanna: 319
Daenerys: 163
Shae: 125
Renly: 102
Jory: 72
Tyrion: 58
Brienne: 33
Jorah: 30
Sansa: 29
Catelyn: 21
Ellaria: 17
Oberyn: 15
Nymeria: 15
Ramsay: 15
Theon: 14
Aerys: 14
Gregor: 11
Shireen: 11
Talisa: 11
Sandor: 10
Khal: 9
Olenna: 9
Rennick: 9
Bran: 8
Beric: 8
Brynden: 8
Myranda: 8
Bronn: 7
Samwell: 7
Myrcella: 6
Aegon: 6
Benjen: 6
Ghita: 6
Martyn: 6
Meryn: 6

Fun fact… Jorah used to be a girl’s name exclusively. But then Ser Jorah Mormont happened, and 80 boys have been given the noble knight’s name.

The influence of pop culture is dark and full of terrors…