Only one so far.http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/05/arya-popular-baby-name/
Game of Thrones Character Was Fastest-Rising Baby Name in 2012
If you’ve ever seen Game of Thrones–or read the George R. R. Martin novels–you know one fact to be true: Arya Stark is a total badass. A prepubescent daughter of a northern lord, Arya is known for kicking medieval gender roles to the curb with her love of archery and swordplay, her resourcefulness and bravery in truly horrific situations, and her propensity for making hit lists of her enemies.
And so it is with great pride in the parents of America that I tell you “Arya” was the fastest-rising name for girls on the Social Security Administration’s 2012 list of baby names released yesterday. As pointed out by CNN this morning, although the far more humdrum Sophia and Emma still top the list of popular girls’ names, Arya made a massive leap from #711 in 2011 during the first season of the show to #413 during its second season in 2012. The name’s first appearance on the list, which only includes the top thousand names for both boys and girls, occurred in 2010 when it clocked in at #942.
What Games of Thrones character names didn’t make the cut? Well, pretty much everyone else: Ned, Catelyn, Robb, Bran, Rickon, Tyrion, Cersei, Tywin, Theon, Jorah, Petyr, Shae, Davos, Melisandre, Margaery, Ygritte, Gendry and saddest of all, no Daenerys. (Get on that, parents!) The name Jaime actually declined slightly over the last year from #381 to #394, continuing a decade-long slide from a high of #250.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that pop culture has apparently influenced the popularity of baby names, although it’s vastly preferable to the Twilight effect that seemingly propelled the names Isabella and Jacob to the number one spots in 2011.
Oh, and just for the Sansa haters: