LEE-əm Protector.


Liam is a male given name and is of Irish origin. It means protector. Pronounced as LEE-əm, the name is currently in the top 10 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 10 of U.S birth chart of the year 2022.

Liam originated as a nickname for William. It is a very popular name in the US during the 2010s and has been in the top 3 most popular baby boy names since 2013. Liam is also popular in England and Wales and in 1996, it peaked in popularity as the 10th most popular baby name for boys. Although it has been declining, it is still in the top 100 popular baby boy names in England and Wales. The name Liam is also on a rise in several countries like Canada and France. The inspiration behind the rising of this name might come from the former Oasis member Liam Gallagher, Liam Hemsworth from the Hunger Games film series and Liam Payne of pop band One Direction. Quite a number of celebrities have chosen Liam as the name for their kids including Calista Flockhart & Harrison Ford, Dean McDermott & Tori Spelling and Rod Stewart & Racher Hunter.

Here are some potential nicknames for Liam: Lia, Lime, Li.




Liam is a boy's name.

Common Nicknames

Li, Lia, Lime


LEE-əm (Listen)



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The rank of Liam in the United States over time

Source: Social Security Administration

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