Name Liam Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Liam


Liam is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Liam?

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.

What does the name Liam mean?

Liam means “resolute protector” (from Old High German “willio” = desire/will + “helm” = protection/helmet).

Pronunciation of Liam

Variants of the name Liam


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Popularity of the name Liam

The name Liam is ranked #19 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.

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