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Liam Name Meaning

Liam: Meaning, origin, and popularity of the boy's name Liam plus advice on Liam


Given Name Liam

What does Liam mean?:

Strong-willed warrior and protector. It's a shorter form of the Irish name Uilliam, which originated from the Frankish Willahelm, meaning "helmet of will." It's also a shortened version of "William." Well-known Liams: actors Liam Neeson and Liam Hemsworth

Origin: Irish
Gender: Masculine
Pronounced: LEE-əm (English)   [key]
Irish short form of WILLIAM.

Liam began as a short form of William, but has long stood on its own. It is now the fastest-rising Irish names in the US, breaking into the Top 10 for the first time ever in 2012, and now at a remarkable Number 2 for the third year in a row. 

American Meaning: The name Liam is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name Liam is: Will-helmet. Famous Bearers: poet and playwright William Shakespeare (1564-1616) and William Wordsworth.

Gaelic Meaning: The name Liam is a Gaelic baby name. In Gaelic the meaning of the name Liam is:Helmeted.

Irish Meaning: The name Liam is an Irish baby name. In Irish the meaning of the name Liam is: The Irish name William.

Teutonic Meaning: The name Liam is a Teutonic baby name. In Teutonic the meaning of the name Liam is:Resolute defender.