Rank 1st Boy Name πŸ”₯ Popular

In 2022, the name Liam was 1st most popular baby name for boys and 1st most popular baby name overall. In 2022, 20,481 babies were named Liam in the United States.

In 2022, 1 out of every 164 babies in the United States were named Liam. In a classroom of 30 students, there is approximately a 16.7% chance that another student would have the same name. Today, the average age of someone named Liam is around 10 years old.

The name "Liam" is extremely common πŸ”₯

The most common nickname for Liam is Lee.

Liam Meaning & Origin

Liam is a traditional Irish name meaning "strong-willed warrior and protector", often associated with strength and determination.

The name Liam is described as brave, charismatic and adventure-loving.


Liam is pronounced li-am in English. The name Liam has 4 letters and 2 or 3 syllables, depending on pronunciation.

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Name Trends (1972 to Present)

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Fun Facts about Liam

  • Liam is the short form of the Irish name Uilliam, which is derived from the Frankish Willahelm. It's also one of the most popular names for boys in several countries, including the United States and England.

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