US Popularity:1
Meaning:helmet of will, protection; Strong-willed warrior
Liam is a boy's given name of Irish origin. It is a diminutive of the British name William, meaning “helmet of will” or “protection.” Liam also points to a “strong-willed warrior,” so baby can hope to embody courage and determination as they flourish! Liam is popular in Ireland and the UK, with celebrities such as One Direction's Liam Payne and Irish actor Liam Neeson flying the flag.

Famous People Named Liam

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Liam Aaron McDermott
    Son of Tori Spelling
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Liam Hemsworth
  • Liam Neeson
  • Liam Payne

Liam Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Liam is currently #3 on The Bump
Boy:Liam is currently #2 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Liam is currently #1 in U.S. births
Boy:Liam is currently #1 in U.S. births

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