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Several characters in the series are known to be named after a specific individual. Likewise, some creatures, ships and locations are also named in reference to characters, places, or events.

Characters

Character Named after Notes
Prince Aegon "the Uncrowned"[1] King Aegon I Targaryen King Aenys I named his first son after his father.[1]
King Aegon II Targaryen[2][3]  
King Aegon III Targaryen[2]  
King Aegon IV Targaryen[4] King Aegon III Targaryen Prince Viserys Targaryen named his first son after his brother.[4]
Prince Aegon Targaryen (son of Jaehaerys I)[5] King Aegon I Targaryen
Prince Aegon "the Uncrowned"
Queen Alysanne Targaryen named her first son in honor of both her grandfather and older brother.
Prince Aegon Targaryen (son of Baelon)[6] King Aegon I Targaryen  
Aemon Steelsong[7] Maester Aemon Gilly thinks of naming the wildling babe in honor of the maester.[7]
Maester Aemon Prince Aemon "the Dragonknight" King Daeron II named his grandson in honor of his uncle.[8]
Princess Alyssa Targaryen[9] Queen Alyssa Velaryon  
Lady Amerei Frey Lady Amarei Crakehall (possibly) Amerei is possibly named after her grandmother.
Arya Stark Arya Flint (possibly) Lord Eddard Stark possibly named his second daughter after his maternal grandmother.
Princess Baela Targaryen[3] Prince Baelon "the Brave" Prince Daemon Targaryen named his daughter after his father.[3]
Prince Baelon Targaryen[3] King Viserys I named his son after his father.[3]
Prince Baelon Targaryen[10] Lord Baelon Targaryen  
Prince Baelor "Breakspear"[11] King Baelor I Targaryen  
Bella[12] Battle of the Bells  
Bran Stark[13] Brandon Stark Bran is named after his late uncle.[13]
Brynden Blackwood[14] Brynden Rivers (possibly) Bloodraven notes that many Bryndens have been named after him.[14]
Brynden Tully[14]
Cersei Frey[15] Queen Cersei Lannister (possibly)  
Lord Corlys Velaryon[16] Ser Corlys Velaryon Corlys was named after his great-great uncle.
Cyrelle Tarbeck[17] Cerelle Lannister Lady Ellyn Tarbeck named her second daughter after Cerelle Lannister, an attack against the widowed Lord Gerold Lannister, the late Cerelle's uncle, who had been held suspect for Cerelle's death.[18]
Daemon I Blackfyre[19] Prince Daemon Targaryen Princess Daena Targaryen named her bastard after her grandfather.
Daemon II Blackfyre[20] Daemon I Blackfyre  
Queen Daenerys Targaryen[21] Daenerys Targaryen (daughter of Aegon IV)  
Prince Daeron "the Drunken"[22] King Daeron II Targaryen King Maekar I named his first son after his father.[22]
Dagon "the Drunkard"[23] Lord Dagon Greyjoy  
Numerous Durran Durrandon[24] Durran Godsgrief The Storm Kings of House Durrandon traditionally named their firstborn son and heir after the founder of their house.
Eddard Karstark[25] Lord Eddard Stark  
Prince Gaemon Targaryen[9] Lord Gaemon Targaryen  
Garin[26] Prince Garin the Great  
Grazdan (fat one)[27] Grazdan the Great (presumably)  
Grazdan mo Ullhor[27]  
Grazdan (spiked beard)[27]  
Grazdan (tall one)[27]  
Hostella Frey Hosteen Frey (possibly) Hostella is possibly named after her grandfather.
Jaime Frey[15] Ser Jaime Lannister (possibly)  
Prince Joffrey Velaryon[3] Ser Joffrey Lonmouth Ser Laenor Velaryon named his third son after his companion.[3]
Jon Snow Lord Jon Arryn Lord Eddard Stark named his bastard after his foster father.[28]
Laena Velaryon[29] Lady Laena Velaryon Laena was named after her maternal grandmother.
Lyanna Mormont[30] Lyanna Stark  
Lord Maegor Towers[10] King Maegor I Targaryen  
Rhaegar Frey[15] Prince Rhaegar Targaryen (possibly)  
Rhaego[31] Prince Rhaegar Targaryen  
Queen Rhaena Targaryen[1] Queen Rhaenys Targaryen King Aenys I named his first daughter after his mother.[1]
Princess Rhaena Targaryen[3] Princess Rhaenys Targaryen Prince Daemon Targaryen named his daughter after her maternal grandmother.[3]
Lord Rickard Karstark[32] Lord Rickard Stark  
Rickon Stark Lord Rickard Stark (possibly) Lord Eddard Stark possibly named his youngest son after his late father.
Rickon Stark[33] Lord Rickon Stark Lord Cregan Stark named his first son after his late father.
Lord Robert Arryn[34] King Robert I Baratheon Lord Jon Arryn named his son after his former ward.
Robert Frey (son of Rhaegar)[15] King Robert I Baratheon (possibly)  
Robert Frey (son of Raymund)[15]  
Rohanne Tarbeck[17] Rohanne Webber Lady Ellyn Tarbeck named her first daughter after Rohanne Webber, as an attack against the widowed Lord Gerold Lannister.[17]
Roose Ryswell[35] Lord Roose Bolton  
King Royce IV Bolton[36] King Royce II Bolton  
Ryella Frey Ryella Royce (possibly) Ryella is possibly named after her mother.
Tion Frey Tion Lannister (possibly) Tion is possibly named after his great-uncle.
Tion Tarbeck[17] Tion Lannister Lady Ellyn Tarbeck named Tion after her first husband, as an attack against Lord Gerold Lannister.[17]
Tyrion Tanner[37] Tyrion Lannister Tyrion was named by Bronn in honor of his former employer.[37]
Tywin Frey[15] Lord Tywin Lannister (possibly) Tywin is possibly named after his uncle.
Tywin Frey (son of Raymund)[15]  
King Viserys II Targaryen[3] King Viserys I Targaryen  
Walda Frey (daughter of Edwyn)[38] Lord Walder Frey Many Freys name their sons Walder and daughters Walda hoping that the lord will favor them.[38]
"Fair" Walda Frey[38]
"White" Walda Frey[38]
"Fat" Walda Frey[38]
Walda Frey (daughter of Lothar)[38]
"Big" Walder Frey[38][39]
"Black" Walder Frey[38][39]
"Little" Walder Frey[38][39]
"Red" Walder Frey[38][39]

Creatures

Creature Named after Notes
Balerion[40] The Valyrian god Balerion  
"Bastard's girls"[35] Various women Ramsay's dogs are all named after peasant girls he hunted, raped, and killed.
Drogon[40] Khal Drogo  
Maester[11] Maester Aemon (possibly) The mule was possibly named after Egg's brother.
Meraxes[40] The Valyrian god Meraxes  
Nymeria[41] Princess Nymeria Arya Stark names her direwolf after one of her heroes.
Rhaegal[40] Prince Rhaegar Targaryen  
Stranger[42][43] The Stranger Sandor Clegane named his horse after the death aspect of the Seven-Faced God.
Syrax[3] The Valyrian god Syrax  
Vhagar[40] The Valyrian god Vhagar  
Viserion[40] Prince Viserys Targaryen  

Ships

Ship Named after Notes
Balerion[44] Balerion  
Black Betha[45] Queen Betha Blackwood (possibly)  
Bold Marilda[4] Marilda of Hull  
Brave Joffrey[46] King Joffrey I Baratheon  
Dragonsbane[47] King Aegon III Targaryen (possibly)  
Dagon's Feast[48] Lord Dagon Greyjoy (possibly)  
Esgred[49] Esgred  
Hardhand[50] King Harwyn Hoare (possibly)  
King Joffrey's Valor[51] King Joffrey I Baratheon  
King Robert's Hammer[52] King Robert I Baratheon  
Lady Baela[29] Lady Baela Targaryen  
Lady Joanna[46] Lady Joanna Lannister  
Lady Lyanna[47] Lyanna Stark  
Lady Marya[45] Marya Seaworth (possibly)  
Lady Olenna[46] Lady Olenna Tyrell  
Laughing Lord[47] Lord Lyonel Baratheon (possibly)  
Lioness[46] Lady Cersei Lannister (possibly)  
Lord Aethan's Glory[53] Lord Aethan Velaryon (possibly)  
Lord Dagon[50] Lord Dagon Greyjoy (possibly)  
Lord Quellon[50] Lord Quellon Greyjoy (possibly)  
Lord Renly[46] Lord Renly Baratheon  
Lord Steffon[45] Lord Steffon Baratheon  
Lord Tywin[46] Lord Tywin Lannister  
Lord Vickon[50] Lord Vickon Greyjoy (possibly)  
Mad Prendos[54] Prendos  
Meraxes[44] Meraxes  
Mouse[55] Marilda of Hull  
Prince Aemon[47] Prince Aemon Targaryen (possibly)  
Princess Daena[21] Princess Daena Targaryen  
Princess Myrcella[46] Princess Myrcella Baratheon  
Princess Rhaenys[47] Princess Rhaenys Targaryen (daughter of Rhaegar) (possibly)
Princess Rhaenys Targaryen (daughter of Rhaenys) (possibly)
 
Queen Alysanne[47] Queen Alysanne Targaryen (possibly)  
Queen Cersei[56] Queen Cersei Lannister  
Queen Margaery[46] Queen Margaery Tyrell  
Queen Rhaenys[57] Princess Rhaenys Targaryen (possibly)
Queen Rhaenys Targaryen (possibly)
Aemon's daughter, Princess Rhaenys, was known as the Queen Who Never Was.
Saathos Saan[28] Saathos Saan  
Sea Bitch[49] Asha Greyjoy Theon Greyjoy names his ship after a phrase said by "Esgred", actually his sister Asha.[49]
Spicetown Girl[58] Spicetown  
Sweet Cersei[46] Queen Cersei Lannister  
Vhagar[44] Vhagar  

Locations

Location Named after Notes
Aegon, Rhaenys, and Visenya (islands)[9] King Aegon I Targaryen
Queen Rhaenys Targaryen
Queen Visenya Targaryen
Elissa Farman discovered and named the islands in honor of the three conquerors.
Aegon's High Hill[59] Aegon I Targaryen  
Aegonfort[59] Aegon I Targaryen  
Alyssa's Tears[60] Alyssa Arryn  
Durran's Point[61] King Durran Godsgrief  
Fishfoot Yard[21] Unknown Lord Manderly The square is named for some dead lord, but no one ever calls it anything but Fishfoot Yard.[21]
Gorne's Way[62] King Gorne  
Harrenhal[63] King Harren Hoare  
Hill of Rhaenys[64] Queen Rhaenys Targaryen  
Inn of the Kneeling Man[65] King Torrhen Stark  
King's Landing[59] Aegon's Landing  
Lann's Point[66] Lann the Clever (possibly)  
Mouse House[4] Marilda of Hull  
Queensgate[67] Queen Alysanne Targaryen Snowgate was renamed in honor of the queen.
The Teats[68] Barba Bracken
Melissa Blackwood
Some refer to the Teats as "Barba's Teats" in honor of Barba Bracken and others to "Missy's Teats" in honor of Melissa Blackwood.
Visenya's Hill[69] Queen Visenya Targaryen  
Widow's Tower at Harrenhal[67] Queen Rhaena Targaryen The tower was renamed after the widowed sister of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen, Queen Rhaena, who made her residence there.[67]
Widow's Tower at Ten Towers[70] Gwynesse Harlaw  

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