Liam Name Meaning & Origin

Liam

Pronunciation: LEE-əm (key)

Origin of the name Liam:

Short form of the Uilliam, the Irish cognate of William (resolute protector).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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William

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Nicknames for Liam

Lim,Limmy,Liem, Lee-lee

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Meanings and history of the name Liam

Liam is derived from the name William.

(There are a few origins of the name Liam. I will list them all.)
**ORIGIN/COUNTRY:** American
**MEANING:** Resolute protector

**ORIGIN/COUNTRY:** German
**MEANING:** Will-Helmet

**ORIGIN/COUNTRY:** Irish
**MEANING:** Desire, Protector, Helmet, Strong
(The Irish form of William, originally a German name will & helm desire, helmet and suggests strong protector.)

Famous real-life people named Liam

Liam Payne- 1/4 of One Direction :)
Liam O'Brien - American voice actor
Liam Neeson, Actor
Liam Aiken - American actor
Liam McIntyre - Australian actor
Liam O'Flaherty - Irish novelist
Liam Lynch - American musician
Liam Cunningham - Irish actor
Liam Hemsworth - Australian actor
Liam Neeson- Irish Actor
Liam James Ferguson (b. 2011), son of Scottish-American television host, comedian, author, and actor Craig Ferguson

Liam in song, story & screen

Charlie's older brother on "Lost"
High school student on "90210"
Liam O'Malley was the name of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"'s Angel before he became a vampire.
Liam Gallagher, lead singer of Oasis
Liam Gallagher, youngest sibling on the tv series "Shameless" US version.
Liam Dunbar in MTV's Teen Wolf series. (played by Dylan Sprayberry)
Liam Jones, the name of both Hook's older brother and his younger half-brother on "Once Upon a Time"

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