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Liam
Pronunciation English: /ˈliː.əm/ LEE-əm
Gender male
Meaning Strong protector
Region of Origin Ireland, England, Scotland, Sweden
Origin Germanic
Related names William, Will, Bill
Popularity Popular names page

Liam is a common male name in the Irish language found in Ireland, Great Britain, and Sweden. Although less popular in the United States, the name has seen a sudden increase in popularity in recent years, coming from the 604th most common male name in 1990 to the 98th most common male name in 2006.[1] It is the Irish diminutive of William, originally a German name, will + helm "desire + helmet" and suggests "strong protector." It is currently a very fashionable name in Ireland and across the world.[2]

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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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Contents

English

Etymology

It originated as the short form of the name Uilliam, the Irish equivalent of William.

Proper noun

Singular
Liam

Plural
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Liam

  1. A male given name, currently popular in Ireland, England, and Scotland.

Quotations

  • 2003 Alasdair Duncan, Sushi Central, University of Queensland Press, ISBN 0702233994, page 43
    Tall. Glasses. Wearing this yellow hoodie. - - - Liam. I'm pretty sure that's his name. Like, ninety-percent sure. I think it suits him. Liam. The kind of name you never normally hear outside a novel or a movie or whatever.

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