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Daenerys

Linda Rosenkrantz co-founded Nameberry.com — the web’s go-to names database — so when she weighs in on naming trends, she kind of knows what she’s talking about. The expert recently laid out her top baby name choices from popular culture in 2014, so get ready to see these names on birth announcements in 2015!

Rosenkrantz marvels — “Daenerys Targaryen is the silvery-haired, purple-eyed character in the megapopular Game of Thrones. Invented by author George R. R. Martin, Daenerys ranks a surprising Number 77 on Nameberry—though it’s nowhere near as prevalent as GOT name Arya.” Another fan favorite? Khaleesi is currently one of the top searched names on Rosenkrantz’s site.

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Ansel

According to Rosenkrantz: “Young Ansel Elgort hit the daily double this year via leading roles as Caleb Prior in Divergent and Augustus (Gus) Waters in The Fault in Our Stars. His father being a photographer, it’s a no-brainer that his name was inspired by the iconic Ansel Adams.”

For other popular names in 2015, read more … These Might Be The Most Popular Baby Names Of 2015

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