Jon Snow/Ygritte

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Pairing: Jon Snow/Ygritte
Alternative name(s): Jongritte, Snowygritte
Gender category: Het
Fandom: Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire
Canonical?: Yes
Prevalence: Common
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Jon Snow/Ygritte, also known as Jongritte or Snowygritte, is the het pairing of Jon Snow and Ygritte in the A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones fandoms. They have a canonical relationship.

He gets to know Ygritte. He finds her funny and charming, nothing like the prissy girls in skirts he knew at home. He likes her abrasive nature. And Ygritte respects his bravery and loyalty. She finds him sweet and charming



Jon and Ygritte meet when he takes her prisoner, she soon escapes and Jon is captured by her group of Wildings. She convinces them to take him to Mance Rayder. Jon pretends that he wishes to change sides. Mance sends Jon, Ygritte and a group of Wildlings to climb the wall, and attack Castle Black from the south. On their journey Jon and Ygritte begin a romantic relationship. After scaling the wall Jon leaves the group. Ygritte tracks him down, injuring him. Jon makes it to Castle Black in time to warn them of the incoming attack. During the battle of Castle Black Ygritte is fatally wounded, and Jon holds her during her last moments.



  • Jon Snow/Ygritte ranked 17th out of 25 Game of Thrones pairings on Archive of Our Own in 2014.[2]
  • In 2018, Jon Snow/Ygritte was the 4th most popular ship for Jon in the Game of Thrones category in a survey of, accounting for 4% of sampled fics.[3]
  • In 2020, Jon Snow/Ygrite was tied with Jon Snow/Robb Stark as the 4th most popular ship for Jon in the ASOIAF category in a survey of, accounting for 5% of sampled fics.[4]

Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • Modern AU: modern setting, usually involves them meeting and beginning a relationship
  • Ygritte lives: Canon Divergence AU where Ygritte doesn't die at the battle of Castle Black
  • Baby: Ygritte is pregnant with Jon Snow's child
  • Side Pairing: a featured secondary pairing, especially in stories focusing on the other Stark siblings.


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