Game of Thrones is a show of many meanings. Upon first watch, you'll likely be disoriented keeping track of who everyone is. But, if you read between the lines, you may know these characters better than you think.

Like many great authors, George R.R. Martin attached meaning to most every name chosen in his book series. There aren't any Moes, Larrys, or Curlys. Some character names are rooted in ancient myth, and others have different meanings. Here's a quick look at some of the major characters and what their names mean.