“NCIS” star Michael Weatherly, 45, and wife Bojana Jankovic welcomed a son named Liam on Oct. 29. The couple already have an 18-month-old daughter named Olivia, and Weatherly has a son named August from his previous marriage to Amelia Heinle.
WHAT IT MEANS: Will, protection (Germanic), “my people” (Hebrew)
WHERE IT ORIGINATED: Liam is a short form of the classic Irish name William, but as a Hebrew name it also means “My people, I have a nation.”
POTENTIAL NICKNAMES: Liam is tough to shorten further, but we like the ring of “Lee Weatherly.”
KNOW THIS: Liam is growing in popularity in America, but it’s already huge in New Zealand and Australia and the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, Alberta and Columbia.
POP CULTURE CONNECTIONS: The name proudly belongs to Liam Neeson, a fine Irishman in his own right, and Liam Gallagher, the singer of the British rock band Oasis.