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Liam as a name is exploding in America. It has been on a decline in England and Wales, but has remained steady in Ireland where it originated. In the United States, the baby boy name Liam has topped the charts as the number one name since 2017. Prior to that it had been in the top three names since 2013.

Meaning of the name Liam:

Irish: Helmet of will, guardian

Origin of the name Liam:

Irish. Short for the Irish name “Uilliam”, as well as the old Germanic “William”. Liam stands on its own, it is not considered a nickname for either of these names.

Symbolism of the name Liam:

Liam symbolizes a protector, or defender. The “strong-willed warrior” who protects all around him.

baby name Liam

Style of the name Liam:

Classic

Gender of the name Liam:

Liam is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Liam:

lee-um

Syllables in the name Liam:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Liam:

The name Liam evokes a feeling of security, toughness, and protection.

Alternative spellings for the name Liam:

Lyam, Lyum, Lium

Nicknames for the name Liam:

Lee

Popularity of the name Liam:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Liam was the most popular boy name in 2020. It has been in the top three names since 2013, and the number one name since 2017.

Related names for the name Liam:

Lyam, William, Willem

Great middle names for Liam and their meanings:

  • Chase (hunter)
  • Ellis (my God is Yahweh)
  • Mason (stoneworker)
  • Raiden (thunder and lightning)
  • Truman (loyal one)
  • Xander (defender of man)

Famous people with the name Liam:

  • Liam Gallagher (singer)
  • Liam Hemsworth (actor)
  • Liam Neeson (actor)
  • Liam Aiken (actor)
  • Liam Cunningham (actor)

Liam in movies/pop culture:

  • Liam Court (character on the television series “90210”)
  • Liam (character in the movie “Liam”)
  • Liam Dunbar (character on the “Teen Wolf” television series)