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.
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N.B. Sometimes it happens that another name has the same meaning. There is nothing surprising in this: both names have the same origin or the same numbers of numerology.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 8.
Qualities: Leader, Visionary
Ruling planet: Saturn
Colors: Black, Purple
Gemstones: Ruby, Amethyst
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 820900 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 25 June.
History and Origin
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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