Liam name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

How to Pronounce Liam

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Liam mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Liam

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 people from Illinois, U.S. agree the name Liam is of Irish origin and means "Strong-Willed Warrior and protector".
  2. According to a user from New Zealand, the name Liam is of Irish origin and means "Strong-willed warrior,protector".
  3. A user from Canada says the name Liam is of Irish origin and means "Protector,brave and warrior".
  4. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Liam is of Irish origin and means "Protector warrior and sometimes helmet".
  5. According to a user from Hawaii, U.S., the name Liam is of Irish origin and means "Protector, warrior".
  6. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Liam means "Strong-willed warrior".
  7. According to 2 people from Spain and the United States, the name Liam is of Celtic / Irish origin and means "Determined protector".
  8. A user from Ireland says the name Liam is of Irish origin and means "Warrior and brave".
  9. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Liam is of Irish origin and means "Warrior/Helmet".
  10. 2 submissions from Australia and South Africa agree the name Liam means "Protector" and is of Irish origin.
  11. 2 submissions from Philippines and Kuwait agree the name Liam means "Handsome" and is of Arabic origin.
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It originated as the short form of the name Uilliam, the Irish equivalent of William.

  1. A male given name from Irish, currently popular in Ireland, England, and Scotland.

Liam was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Liam

Notable Persons Named Liam

Liam Payne

Liam Payne is a musician. He has been prominent since 2008. Liam was given the name Liam James Payne on August 29th, 1993 in Wolverhampton.

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson is an actor. He was most active from 1976 to present. Liam was given the name Liam John Neeson on June 7th, 1952 in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Liam Hemsworth

Liam Hemsworth is an actor. He has been prominent since 2007. Liam was born on January 13th, 1990 in Melbourne, Australia.

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher is a rock music, britpop, and alternative rock musician. He was most prominent from 1991 to present. Liam was given the name William John Paul Gallagher on September 21st, 1972 in Burnage, Manchester, England.

Liam Cunningham

Liam Cunningham is an actor, director, producer, and electrician. He was most active from 1992 to present. Liam was born on June 2nd, 1961 in East Wall.

Liam O'Brien

Liam O'Brien is a voice actor, adr writer, director, dubbing (filmmaking), and adrwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 2001. Liam was given the name Liam Christopher O'Brien on May 28th, 1976 in Belleville, New Jersey.

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  • Liam Aiken
  • Liam Highfield
  • Liam Ridgewell
    Soccer Player
  • Liam Bridcutt
    Soccer Player
  • Liam Moore
    Soccer Player
  • Liam O'Flaherty
  • Liam Boyce
    Soccer Player
  • Liam Kyle Sullivan
  • Liam Cooper
    Soccer Player
  • Liam Broady
  • Liam Clancy
  • Liam Rosenior
    Soccer Player

Notable Persons With the Last Name Liam

Notable Persons With the Last Name Liam

Sheena Liam

Sheena was born on May 7th, 1991 in Selangor.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Liam U.S.
  White 35.84% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 54.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.98% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Liam

People with the last name Liam are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Liam

  • What name lists does Liam rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Liam? Liam is the 327th most popular name of all time. In 2019 Liam was the 1st most popular name. As a last name Liam was the 83,226th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Liam have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 233,671 babies born with the first name Liam in the United States. That's more than enough people named Liam to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Liam? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1947 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Liam first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Liam is Wednesday, September 20th, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Liam born? The highest recorded use of the first name Liam was in 2019 with a total of 20,502 babies. That's a lot of babies named Liam!
  • Random Liam Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Liam ranks 31st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 123 babies in Connecticut have the same name in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Liam: The name spelled backwards is Mail. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Liam. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Liam? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 226 people with the last name Liam.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Liam? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Liam as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Liam name meaning

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