Liam - boys name

Liam name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Liam name meaning:

The name Liam is of Irish and Gaelic origin, derived from the name Uilliam, which is the Irish version of William. Liam is a popular name for boys, especially in English-speaking countries. It has gained immense popularity in recent years, consistently ranking among the top names for baby boys.

The meaning of the name Liam can be interpreted as "resolute protector" or "strong-willed warrior." The name conveys a sense of strength, determination, and courage. It is often associated with characteristics such as leadership, reliability, and loyalty. Liam has a timeless and classic appeal, which contributes to its widespread usage.

Parents who choose the name Liam for their son may be drawn to its strong and masculine qualities. It is a name that embodies a sense of power and fortitude, while also maintaining a certain charm and elegance. Liam is a name that is easy to pronounce and spell, making it a practical choice for many families looking for a name that is both traditional and modern.

Origin: Irish

Unwavering protector.

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Overall UK ranking: 86 out of 4789

690 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (44)
  • England (86)

Historical popularity of Liam

The graph below shows the popularity of the boys's name Liam from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Liam in 2024