ByGenevieve Van Voorhis, writer at Creators.co
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Genevieve Van Voorhis

Scotland just released a complete list of every first name of every baby born in 2015. After reading the list, it appears that the Scots are determined to pass on their love of pop culture to their offspring, starting from the very beginning.

Source: nrscotland.gov.uk. Word cloud made using Infogr.am
Source: nrscotland.gov.uk. Word cloud made using Infogr.am

The most popular pop-culture inspired name was Arya, with a total of 46 little Scottish ladies bearing the new name. Leia came in second with 13, and Elsa is still going strong with 9 young Disney princesses. For the boys: 6 little Lokis entered the world, along with 5 Thorins, a Bran, and a Tien.

And what are parents watching in the USA? The following statistics apply to American babies and the badass characters that named them.

'Game Of Thrones'

Arya

Source: GIPHY
Source: GIPHY

Arya made a massive jump up from 711 to number 413 after the first season of Game Of Thrones, making it the the fastest-trending name for a baby girl in the U.S. While the SSA has yet to release its statistics for 2015, at this rate, Arya might even make it into the top 100.

Khaleesi

Source: HBO
Source: HBO

For not even technically being a name, the Dothraki word for "Queen" reached No. 755 in 2014. And one Khalessi... Spelling mistake?

Daenerys

Source: GIPHY
Source: GIPHY

Somewhat surprisingly, people were actually naming their children Daenerys before 2011. George R. R. Martin invented the name himself, and people have been borrowing it as long as they've been reading A Song Of Ice And Fire which began in 1991, and inspired the TV series.

Check out how it skyrocketed after 2011:

Source: BabyCenter.com
Source: BabyCenter.com

Tyrion

Source: GIPHY
Source: GIPHY

The strategic and comedic genius, Tyrion Lannister, has made his mark on plenty of parents. The name was assigned to only 11 babies in 2010, versus 43 in 2013.

'Frozen'

Elsa

The old-fashioned name was already on the rise in popularity, sitting comfortably at No. 528 when Frozen came out in 2013. The following year, it had jumped up to No. 286, with 583 little ice queens for every million newborns.

Olaf

Source: Wifflegif
Source: Wifflegif

Olaf may never surpass his glory day of 1884, when the name ranked No. 393 for American little boys. But the name had dropped to No. 10,171 in 2012, and skyrocketed to No. 3,881 the following year, and is still rising. 23 tiny Olafs came into the world for every million babes.

'Star Wars'

Leia

Little Leias came into the world in droves in 1978, following the release of A New Hope. That year, the name reached 910th most popular name, with 95 babies (per million) receiving the name. Throughout the late '80s, '90s and early 2000s, the name dropped back down to the thousands, only to resurge again with the release of the newer films. Today Leia sits comfortably in the middle, ranked 509th, with 312 Leias per million babies.

Anakin

For the boys, Anakin had his day in 2014, ranking 957th, with 218 babies named after the young Darth Vadar out of every million that didn't go to the Dark Side.

What TV or movie character would you name your little bundle of joy after?

Source: GIPHY
Source: GIPHY

Sources: nrscotland.gov.uk, The Huffington Post, NY Daily News

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