Who named their kid Daenerys or Khaleesi?

May 13, 2019
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The Game of Thrones character, Daenerys Targaryen, suffered a hit to her reputation in the final season of the much-watched HBO series. For the past few years, she has been a crowd favorite–combining brave determination, style, and dragon(s). Many people went a step further in their admiration and named their offspring after her. Below are a couple of charts showing just how many, plus a demographic breakdown.

Daenerys

It turns out that one of her titles, Khaleesi, is even more popular.

Khaleesi

These charts are screenshots from this shiny app built using R. The shiny app builds off of Hadley Wickham’s babynames package. Enter a name and the app shows a chart for that name. Enter many names and get a basic sense of the overall mix of those names.

Here is a link to the github repo.



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