• Gender: Male
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Desired Helmet/Protector

What is the meaning of the name Liam?

The name Liam is primarily a male name of Irish origin that means Desired Helmet/Protector.

The name Liam is a shortened form of the name Uilliam, which is the Irish equivalent of the name William. The name William has Germanic roots combines the meanings of "will" such as desire and "helmet."

Liam has become a very popular name in many English-speaking countries, particularly in Ireland, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Its popularity is due in part to its Irish heritage, as well as its simple and straightforward spelling and pronunciation. 

Five famous people with the name Liam include:

Liam Neeson - an Irish actor known for his roles in films such as "Schindler's List," "Taken," and "Love Actually."

Liam Hemsworth - an Australian actor known for his roles in the "Hunger Games" film series and "Independence Day: Resurgence."

Liam Payne - an English singer-songwriter and former member of the boy band One Direction.

Liam Gallagher - an English musician and former member of the rock band Oasis.

Liam Miller - a late Irish professional footballer who played for clubs such as Celtic, Manchester United, and Sunderland.

Five fictional characters named Liam include:

Liam Donovan - a character from the TV show "Hollyoaks."

Liam Court - a character from the TV show "90210."

Liam O'Connor - a character from the TV show "Quantico."

Liam Kincaid - a character from the TV show "Earth: Final Conflict."

Liam Dempsey - a character from the novel "The Testaments" by Margaret Atwood.

People who like the name Liam also like:

Landon, Declan, Caleb, Owen, Ethan, Oliver, Aiden, Ava, Emma, Ella, Charlotte, Amelia, Sophia, Olivia

Names like Liam:

Leimomi, Leon, Lainey, Lynna, Liana, Layne, Lina, Lynn, Loman, Luma, Laney, Launa, Lonan, Lonny, Lumen, Laine, Loneen, Lahoma, Leone, Limon, Lamya, Lamia, Lana, Lilliana, Louanna, Leann, Leoma, Luana, Lonna, Lilyana

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Liam James Tell - son of Lauren Conrad and William Tell , born 2017
Asher Liam Senor - son of Campbell Brown and Dan Senor , born 2009

Stats for the Name Liam

checkmark Liam is currently #5 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Liam is currently #1 in U.S. births

Potential drawbacks of using the name Liam:

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1. Commonality: Liam is a very popular name, which means that there may be multiple children with the same name in your child's class or social circle.
2. Lack of uniqueness: Due to its popularity, naming your child Liam might make it difficult for them to stand out or have a distinct identity.
3. Potential confusion: With many children named Liam, there could be instances where people confuse your child with someone else who shares the same name.
4. Cultural associations: Depending on the cultural background of your family, naming your child Liam might not align with traditional naming customs or values.
5. Trendiness: As with any popular name, there is a risk that Liam could become dated or lose its appeal over time.

Songs about Liam

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Liam - In Extremo