Meaning Of The Name Liam | Baby Names | Kidadl


Discover the origin, meaning and pronunciation of the name Liam.

Liam is considered to be the shorter version of the German name William, or the Irish name Uilliam. The name William comes from two Germanic elements - ‘willa’, meaning ‘resolution’ or ‘will’ and ‘helma’, meaning ‘protection’ or ‘helmet’. So, the meaning of Liam is ‘the helmet of will’, ‘protection at will’, or ‘guardian’. Liam is an extremely popular name in English speaking countries, as well as other European nations. It ranks in the Top 50 names of Denmark, Wales and England as well. The dashing Australian actor Liam Hemsworth, the melodious English singer Liam Payne and the Irish actor Liam Neeson are just some of the notable Liams.


Liam is most often associated with the gender: male.

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L-I-A-M , is a 4-letter male given name.

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