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Liam Meaning


What does Liam mean?

The name Liam is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Liam is "determined protector".

Liam is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Li-am.

The Given Name Liam

A more modern form of William, made famous by actor Liam Neeson.

Originally serving as a nickname for William, the name now stands comfortably on its own.

Liam is a form of William. See William for further details.

Liam is a simple and popular name.

This 2 syllable name has cheerfullness and a positive vibe.

An attractive name that will enchant parents.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Liam Aiken, Liam Cunningham, and Liam Gallagher.

Liam Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1 in baby name popularity for boys with 19,837 occurrences. It ranked 5,524 in baby name popularity for girls with 23 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1 in baby name popularity for boys with 18,798 occurrences. It ranked 4,030 in baby name popularity for girls with 37 occurrences.

Want to see how Liam sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Liam Name Popularity Page.

Liam Related Names

Liam is a form of William.

Variants of the name Liam include Lyam.

Famous Liams

  • Liam Aiken ~ Actor
  • Liam Cunningham ~ Actor
  • Liam Gallagher ~ Rock Musician
  • Liam Hemsworth ~ Actor
  • Liam Neeson ~ Actor

Liam Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Liam.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Liam Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Liam in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Liam.

Just for fun, see the name Liam in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Liam in Nautical Flags page.