Yes, Game of Thrones is genius and amazing — but let’s be real, the show is all kinds of weird, and GoT season 8 is no exception. However, oddly enough, not all the names are. They range from the beautiful (“Sansa” gorgeously rolls of the tongue), to the almost mundane (Jon Snow is an epic guy, but “Jon”? Kinda normal), and the totally unique. I mean, GoT season 8 might not be quite as exciting as having a baby — but it’s pretty darn close. So get ready to bring the best of both worlds together with the list of names below.
Cast of characters
Based on the fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, written by American author George R. R. Martin, the TV show features complex story lines, in-depth characterization and compelling themes that run the gamut from inner corruption to religion to the allure of power.
The characters in the TV show have really beautiful and often unique names — many that you probably hadn’t heard before. We’ve gathered the best names from among the main characters as well as the supporting cast that make up the world of Game of Thrones. We’ve also included a brief bit of info about them — but we’ve tried to not spring any spoilers.
Game of Thrones names for girls
- Arya: Third child of Eddard and Catelyn Stark
- Brienne: A member of Renly Baratheon’s Kingsguard
- Catelyn: Lady of Winterfell, wife of Lord Eddard Stark
- Cersei: Queen of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros
- Daenerys: One of the last survivors of House Targaryen, also known as the “Mother of Dragons”
- Ellaria: Prince Oberyn Martel’s paramour
- Gilly: A young Wilding girl and partner to Sam Tarly
- Kinvara: High Priestess of the Red Temple of Volantis
- Lysa: Mistress of the Eyrie and sister of Catelyn Stark
- Margaery: Only daughter of Lord Mace Tyrell, wife of Joffrey and Tommen Barotheon
- Melisandre: A priestess in service to Stannis Baratheon
- Missandei: Formerly a slave in Astapor, Missandei is fluent in the Common Tongue and High Valyrian
- Myrcella: A princess, she is the younger sister of Joffery
- Osha: A Wilding woman held captive at Winterfell
- Sansa: Second child of Eddard and Catelyn Stark
- Selyse: Wife of Stannis Baratheon
- Shae: Handmaiden to Sansa and love interest of Tyrion
- Shireen: Daughter of Selyse and Stannis
- Talisa: A healer on the battlefield
- Talla: Sister of Sam
- Yara: Daughter of Balon Greyjoy and sister of Theon
- Ygritte: A Wilding with red hair, a former love interest of Jon Snow
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A version of this story was originally published in 2013.