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  1. #11
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    Dec 2009
    It looks like it could be the name of one of the nereids or oceanids in Greek mythology but it is not. (there is a box on the right hand side of the page with links to lists of all the named nymphs. I haven't gone through all the links; who knows what you may find.)

    Maybe if you dig deeper.

    Yes, it does look like Deianeira!
    Last edited by ybp; January 29th, 2012 at 10:26 PM.

  2. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    I think the name comes from the Roman currency denarius (pronounced: di-nair-i-əs) which was a silver coin. It explains the silver hair and her "silver" horse.

  3. #15
    Join Date
    May 2013

    Meaning of Daenerys

    Quote Originally Posted by pansy View Post
    George RR Martin made it up. It's not actually "from" anywhere (except his mind, I guess).
    Actually, Martin didn't just "make it up" in the sense that it has no meaning.
    The origins of "Dae" and "Nerys" is: Dae = Korean for "Beloved" and Nerys= Welsh for "Lady". Making the name's meaning, "Beloved Lady". Very fitting for the character.

    My husband and I are naming our first daughter who is due in just 6 more weeks Daenerys. We love the name, it's meaning, the sound, the nickname possibilities, and also, the character itself in the book. We hope our daughter will grow up to be a strong, loving, kind, brave and wise lady as Daenerys Stormborn has become.
    Last edited by rgllrtkm; May 2nd, 2013 at 06:46 PM.

  4. #17
    He made it up. It fits in really well with the rest of her family. Here is a link to the targaryan family tree. A lot of interesting names!
    Great resource for name popularity over the last 120 years:

  5. #19
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Liverpool, England
    Quote Originally Posted by nono View Post
    Since Sansa isn't legitimate, as far as I know, I've been transferring my appreciation of it toward Saskia.
    He got Sansa and Joffrey from Sancha of Aragon and Jofre Borgia.

    ★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
    ★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★


    ★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
    ★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★

    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

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