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Liam Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Liam?

The highly popular name Liam was the number 1 Most Popular Boys Name in the United States in 2017.

Currently in the top 10, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

Its highest popularity ranking of #1 was reached for the first time this year with 18,728 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Liam was less than 5, most recently in 1953.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Liam occurred roughly during the years 1954-1957, 1959-1963, 1964-1967, 1969-1978, 1979-1982, and 1986-2013.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

How popular will Liam be?

For a number of years, the name Liam has been soaring upward in popularity. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Liam lately has risen.

The name Liam is a huge favorite and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Liam (Girl)Liam (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 36 4,092 18,728 1
2016 19 6,551 18,198 2
2015 21 6,139 18,355 2
2014 32 4,504 18,451 2
2013 22 5,927 18,131 3
2012 23 5,806 16,796 6
2011 13 8,930 13,433 15
2010 22 6,081 10,927 30
2009 21 6,447 8,563 49
2008 11 10,479 5,978 75
2007 11 10,531 5,138 89
2006 11 10,314 4,512 98
2005 9 11,443 4,150 104
2004 15 7,654 3,827 112
2003 17 6,772 3,565 114
2002 < 5 -- 3,381 113
2001 < 5 -- 3,027 131
2000 12 8,328 2,780 140
1999 8 10,955 2,707 141
1998 < 5 -- 2,209 155
1997 < 5 -- 2,112 162
1996 < 5 -- 1,747 184
1995 7 11,221 1,204 240
1994 < 5 -- 667 360
1993 < 5 -- 398 515
1992 < 5 -- 302 591
1991 < 5 -- 272 619
1990 < 5 -- 275 606
1989 < 5 -- 223 672
1988 < 5 -- 170 720
1987 < 5 -- 149 751
1986 < 5 -- 150 740
1985 < 5 -- 148 727
1984 < 5 -- 146 719
1983 < 5 -- 144 720
1982 < 5 -- 157 694
1981 < 5 -- 122 794
1980 < 5 -- 112 832
1979 < 5 -- 118 803
1978 < 5 -- 111 811
1977 < 5 -- 96 868
1976 < 5 -- 72 986
1975 < 5 -- 81 915
1974 < 5 -- 73 959
1973 < 5 -- 62 1,030
1972 < 5 -- 65 1,004
1971 < 5 -- 58 1,072
1970 < 5 -- 51 1,162
1969 < 5 -- 50 1,107
1968 < 5 -- 54 1,012
1967 < 5 -- 60 938
1966 < 5 -- 47 1,080
1965 < 5 -- 37 1,265
1964 < 5 -- 40 1,228
1963 < 5 -- 43 1,185
1962 < 5 -- 23 1,695
1961 < 5 -- 27 1,562
1960 < 5 -- 25 1,645
1959 < 5 -- 17 2,015
1958 < 5 -- 24 1,619
1957 < 5 -- 28 1,504
1956 < 5 -- 18 1,918
1955 < 5 -- 12 2,384
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.