Name: Liam

Origin and Meaning of the Name Liam

  • Meaning:
    Will, desire and helmet, protection
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  • Meaning:
    My people
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  • Pronunciation:
    (LEE um)
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Miscellaneous Info for Liam

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    This name is a short form of the Irish name Uilliam (William) which is now use independently as a given name. As a Hebrew name, Liam means "my people; I have a nation".

    Famous bearers include 'Oasis' singer Liam Gallagher, former Irish Taoiseach or Prime Minister Liam Cosgrave and actor Liam Neeson.

    Liam is currently a particularly popular name in New Zealand (#10 in 2006), the Australian states of South Australia and Western Australia (#7 in both in 2006) and the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia (#5), Alberta (#8) and British Columbia (#6).

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Popularity Rank of Liam (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Liam - Rankings by Year

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