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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. Read on to find out what makes the name Liam so special and popular.

Meaning and Origin of the name Liam:

The name Liam comes from Irish origins. It means “helmet of will” or “guardian.” 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.

Nicknames for the name Liam:

  • Lee 
  • Iam
  • LeeLee
  • Am
  • Li
  • Lima
baby name Liam

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Style of the name Liam:


Gender of the name Liam:

Liam is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Liam:


Syllables in the name Liam:


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

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.

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)
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