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Gender: Male

Usage: Liam, of Scottish Gaelic origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.

People having the name Liam are in general originating from Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America.

For another variant of the name Liam across the world, see William.

  • Will
  • Helmeted

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The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 8.

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The name Liam is ranked on the 697th position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.

We estimate that there are at least 383100 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.012% of the population.
The name Liam has four characters. It means that it is relatively short-length, compared to the other names in our database.

The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Liam for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:

The name day of Liam is June 25th.

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Liam is a short form of the Irish name “Uilliam”, itself a derivative of the Frankish, “Willahelm”. The original name was a merging of the Old German elements, vila (“will” or “resolution”) and helma (“helmet”), and therefore, means “helmet of will” and “Guardian”. When the Frankish Empire was divided into two parts, the name developed differently in each region. In the French half, Willahelm developed first into “Guilielm”, and then into “Guillaume”, while the German developed into “Wilhelm”.

Sometimes, this name can be a shortened form of William.


Irish: short form of Uilliam, Gaelic form of William.

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