Liam: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Liam

Liam

Pronunciation: LEE-əm (key)

Origin of the name Liam:

Short form of the Uilliam, the Irish cognate of William (resolute protector).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Liam: | Edit

Name Number: 8
Meaning: Power/sacrifice

Great name!
I love the name for a girl too!

Personal experiences with the name Liam: | Edit

I had my son and still didn't know what I wanted to named him. I wanted something unique but not strange like apple or table. It was about 2 or 3 am almost time for his feeding in hospital. I turned on tv & started to flip thought channels. I came across and old tv show called Earth Final Conflict. There was a baby that was being born and no one knew what to call him. Until someone called him Liam! The light bulb turned on! My bf was angry when he found out what i wanted to call our baby. But now years , Liam LOVES to hear how mommy came up with his name! Good luck!

Nicknames for Liam: | Edit

Li-li
Liampoo
Lime
Lamb
Li

Meanings and history of the name Liam: | Edit

Liam is derived from the name William.

(There are a few origins of the name Liam. I will list them all.)
**ORIGIN/COUNTRY:** American
**MEANING:** Resolute protector

**ORIGIN/COUNTRY:** German
**MEANING:** Will-Helmet

**ORIGIN/COUNTRY:** Irish
**MEANING:** Desire, Protector, Helmet, Strong
(The Irish form of William, originally a German name will & helm desire, helmet and suggests strong protector.)

Famous real-life people named Liam: | Edit

Liam O'Brien - American voice actor
Liam Aiken - American actor
Liam McIntyre - Australian actor
Liam O'Flaherty - Irish novelist
Liam Lynch - American musician
Liam Cunningham - Irish actor
Liam Hemsworth - Australian actor
Liam Payne- 1/5 of One Direction
Liam Neeson- Irish Actor

Liam in song, story & screen: | Edit

Charlie's older brother on "Lost"
High school student on "90210"
Liam O'Malley was the name of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"'s Angel before he became a vampire.
Liam Gallagher lead singer of Oasis.
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