Would you name your next child after a Game of Thrones character?

Good idea?
Good idea?

If you know anything about Game of Thrones, it's that the fandom is next level. 

Scheduled to broadcast in SA this April, the 8th and final season is beyond hotly anticipated and soon-to-be the best antidote for sleepless nights experienced by expectant parents

If killing two birds with one stone is your thing, why not search for baby-name inspiration while you wait for your beloved show to air? 

However, it may be a good idea to bear in mind the possibility of baby name regret before settling on naming your child The High Sparrow. 

Trivia: Turns out, GOT character names also gives some insight into their roles in the plot.

Also see: Parent24's baby name hub

Are you considering one of these names for your future children? Tell us, and we could publish your letter. Anonymous contributions are welcome.

“Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle” 

Arya (f) 

Meaning: Noble goddess

Origin: Sanskrit 


Meaning: Raven

Origin: Gaelic

Brienne (f

Meaning: Strong, she ascends

Origin: Celtic 

Bronn (m) 

Meaning: Unknown 

Origin: German 

Catelyn (f) 

Meaning: Pure 

Origin: Irish

Cersei (f)

Meaning: Fictional name

Origin: Based on Ancient Greek 

Daario (m)  

Meaning: Rich, wealthy

Origin: Greek

Daenerys (f) 

Meaning: God is the judge of my destruction

Origin: Combination of Hebrew and Greek 

Davos (m)

Meaning: The name of Swedish resort village

Origin: Romansh 

Eddard (m)

Meaning: Fictional name, possibly a variant of the name Edward which means 'wealth, fortune'

Origin: Anglo-Saxon

Ellaria (f) 

Meaning: Cheerful, beautiful

Origin: Latin, Arabic 

Gendry (m) 

Meaning: Son-in-law

Origin: Old French

Gillian/Gilly (f) 

Meaning: Youthful

Origin: Roman 

Also see: Wanderlust! Baby names inspired by places

“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not"

Jaime (u) 

Meaning: Supplanter, I love

Origin: Hebrew, Spanish, French

Jaqen (m) 

Meaning: Established by God

Origin: Hebrew 

Jeor (m) 

Meaning: Variant of the name George which means 'farmer'

Origin: Based on Old French

Jon (m)

Meaning: God has been gracious

Origin: Hebrew

Joffrey (m) 

Meaning: Pledge of peace

Origin: Scottish

Jorah (m) 

Meaning: First rain, teacher

Origin: Hebrew

Khal (m) 

Meaning: Fictional name, possibly a variant of the name Khan which means 'king or ruler' 

Origin: Turkish


Meaning: Fictional name, possibly a variant of the name of the English city Lancaster, which means 'Roman fort on the Lune'

Origin: Anglo-Saxon

Margaery (f)

Meaning: Pearl, child of light

Origin: English, French 

Melisandre (f) 

Meaning: Animal strength

Origin: Old French, Old German


Meaning: Fictional name, possibly a variant of the name Nahara which means 'light'

Origin: Aramaic, Hebrew

Ned (m) 

Meaning: Wealthy guardian

Origin: Anglo-Saxon

Petyr (m)

Meaning: Stone, rock

Origin: Greek 

Also see: 61 of the worst names parents actually gave their kids

"We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love"

Ramsay (m) 

Meaning: Island 

Origin: Anglo-Saxon, Scottish 

Robert/Robb (m) 

Meaning: Famed, bright, shining

Origin: German

Roose (m) 

Meaning: Moor, heath

Origin: Celtic

Sansa (f) 

Meaning: Praise, charm 

Origin: Sanskrit

Shae (f) 

Meaning: Full of majesty

Origin: Irish 

Samwell (m) 

Meaning: Son of Samuel

Origin: Anglo-Saxon

Stannis (m) 

Meaning: Fictional name, possible variant of the name Stanislav which means 'someone who achieves glory or fame'

Origin: Slavic 

Also see: 100 baby names inspired by nature

"It’s the family name that lives on. It’s all that lives on"

Talisa (f) 

Meaning: Consecrated to God

Origin: Sanskrit

Targaryen (m) 

Meaning: Fictional name 

Origin: Unknown

Theon (m)

Meaning: Godly

Origin: Greek 

Tommen (m) 

Meaning: Fictional name, possible variant of the name Thomas, which means 'twin'

Origin: Greek 

Tormund (m) 

Meaning: Thor's mind/courage

Origin: Old Norse


Meaning: One who pulls on the reins

Origin: Irish

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