Over 100 babies in the United States are named after Game of Thrones role 'Khaleesi'

13 April 2014 / 2 years 6 months ago

Source: ST Communities

The first episode of the fourth season of HBO's hit series Game Of Thrones brought in a staggering 6.6 million viewers, crashing the broadcaster's online app and setting a record for HBO's biggest audience since the Sopranos finale.

And if that isn't enough to prove that the show is carving its own spot in pop culture history, data from the Social Security Administration shows that in 2012, 146 baby girls were named Khaleesi.

Even though, technically, the term is not a name -- it's the title given to Emilia Clarke’s character after she marries Drogo the leader of the Dothraki -- the parents don't seem to mind.

The same characters actual name, Daenerys, wasn’t quite as popular, having only 21 namesakes.

The Emmy-winning show has been renewed for two more seasons.

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