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Gender: M Meaning of Liam: "resolute protection" Origin of Liam: Irish short form of William Liam's Popularity in 2013: #2

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Liam began as a short form of William, but has long stood on its own. It is now the fastest-rising Irish names in the US, breaking into the Top 10 for the first time ever in 2012, and now at a remarkable Number 2.

Irish-born actor Liam Neeson was instrumental in driving Liam up the charts, as was, to a lesser degree, former Oasis member Liam (born William) Gallagher, and, more recently, One Direction member Liam Payne . Celebrities who have chosen Liam for their sons include Tori Spelling, Calista Flockhart, Rod Stewart, Kevin Costner and Craig Ferguson.

Internationally, Liam is enjoying great popularity not only in the U.S. and Ireland (where it's Number 13), but in Sweden (Number 7).

Jaunty and richly textured, Liam could conceivably go all the way to the top.

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Famous People Named Liam

Liam Padraic Aiken - American actor
Liam Cunningham - Irish actor
Liam Dryden - Scottish vlogger & member of band Chameleon Circuit
William John Paul "Liam" Gallagher - lead singer of Oasis
Liam James Ferguson, son of Scottish actor & talk show host Craig Ferguson
Liam Flockhart - Harrison Ford & Calista Flockhart's adopted son
Liam Hemsworth - Australian actor, Chris & Luke Hemsworth's brother
Liam James - Canadian actor
Liam Lynch - American musician
Liam McAlister Stewart - son of Rod Stewart and Rachel Hunter
Liam Aaron McDermott (2007) - Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott's son
Liam McIntyre - Australian actor
Liam Neeson - actor (born William)
Liam O'Brien - American voice actor
Liam O'Flaherty - Irish novelist
Liam James Payne - member of One Direction
Liam Weatherly - son of Michael Weatherly and wife Bojana Jankovic

Pop Culture References for the Name Liam

Liam the Leprechaun - Character from "Annoying Orange" (YouTube)
Liam Lupo - TV Character on "Switched at Birth"
Liam - original name of the main character in the TV show "Angel"
Liam Moore - from TV series "Crossing Jordan"

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