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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

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 John Neeson, Irish actor
Liam Hemsworth, Australian actor, brother of actors Chris and Luke Hemsworth
Liam Fox, British Secretary of State for Defence
Liam Brady, Irish footballer
Liam Padraic Aiken, American actor
Liam Cunningham, Irish actor
Liam Dryden, Scottish vlogger and singer of band Chameleon Circuit
William John Paul "Liam" Gallagher, English lead singer of band Oasis
Liam James, Canadian actor
Liam Lynch (born William Patrick Niederst), American musician and writer
Liam Aylward, Irish politician
Liam Dominic Byrne, British politician
Liam McIntyre, Australian actor
Liam Christopher O'Brien, American voice actor
Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist
William "Liam" Clancy, Irish folk singer
Liam Mullane Finn, New Zealand singer-songwriter
Liam Garrigan, English actor
Liam Howlett, English DJ of band The Prodigy
Liam Patrick McKenna, Irish singer and TV personality
Liam Thomas O'Donnell, American actor, twin brother Aidan Patrick O'Donnell
Liam James Payne, singer of British group One Direction
Liam Sullivan, American actor, singer, and comedian
Liam Jones, Australian rules footballer
Liam Waite (born Liam Owen East), American actor
Liam Andrew Wright, English film director
Liam Wilson, bassist for American band The Dillinger Escape Plan
Liam McAlister Stewart, son of singer Rod Stewart and Rachel Hunter
Liam Aaron McDermott (b. 2007), son of actors Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott
Liam Weatherly, son of Michael Weatherly and wife Bojana Jankovic
Liam James Ferguson, son of Scottish TV personality Craig Ferguson
Liam Flockhart, son of actors Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart

Pop Culture References for the Name Liam

Liam Stewart, character in Alexandra Bracken's series "The Darkest Minds"
Liam Lupo, character on TV's "Switched at Birth"
Liam, birth name of Angel, character on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel"
Liam Moore, character on TV's "Crossing Jordan"
Liam the Leprechaun, character on YouTube show "Annoying Orange"
Liam Bernal, character in Lisa M. Stasse's series "The Forsaken"

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