Liam is a ♂ boy’s name.
Liam is originally a short variant of the name Uilliam, an Irish form of the name William, which derived from the Germanic name Wilhelm. The name Liam became popular in the United Kingdom in the 1980s, and in the rest of Europe and the USA after that.
Liam means “resolute protector” (from Old High German “willio” = desire/will + “helm” = protection/helmet).
The name Liam is ranked #23 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.
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