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Famous bearers: Liam Neeson (famous Irish actor - Star Wars, Les Misérables, Kingdom of Heaven, etc) and Liam Aiken (Klaus in A Series of Unfortunate Events).
-- skywalker  7/3/2005
Liam Neeson's full name is William John Neeson.
-- Anonymous User  7/31/2005
Liam is mail backwards!
-- Anonymous User  8/2/2005
Liam was the birth-name of Angel, a character from the "Buffy the Vampire" and later, "Angel: The Series" TV shows.
-- FreedomsPaladin  10/16/2005
A famous bearer of this name is the lead singer of the British rock band Oasis: Liam Gallagher, real name William John Paul Gallagher.
-- Anonymous User  10/25/2005
Also a Hebrew name. Means my (Li) people (Am).
-- Anonymous User  11/29/2005
I only know one boy named that, but I like it. When I was a child I thought that it was a spy.
-- Dahlis  1/29/2006
This is actually a nice name. It is masculine, strong and it flows nicely off the tongue.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2006
I think this name is more popular outside of Ireland; I don't think many young boys are named this anymore.
-- emeraldstar  6/28/2006
This is probably one of my favorite boy names. It's both cute and strong.
-- DayDreamer23  11/12/2006
I love this name. It's cute.
-- caramel__xx  12/1/2006
I like Liam very much, but not as a short form of William but as a whole name. William is somewhat too common for me.
-- Monty  1/26/2007
I've always hated this name, and I could never figure out why, until my mother told me a kid named Liam tried to drown me when I was little.
-- Stella92  2/2/2007
Liam Aiken is an actor who played in A Series of Unfortunate Events as well as Good Boy.
-- Anonymous User  3/22/2007
My older brother is called Liam and I know quite a few Liams. Personally I don't like the name that much, I think it's whiny and not very individual, I think it's really quite boring. I don't know if it's because of my brother, but I don't think I ever really liked the name.
-- Anonymous User  4/4/2007
Tori Spelling's son is named Liam Aaron.
-- Jassie  5/7/2007
I really hate this name, I'm not sure why, I just do.
-- joanie2007  7/1/2007
In Star Wars Episode II, Yoda calls one of the younglings (jedi in training), Liam (most likely after Liam Neeson).
-- rangerkom  7/24/2007
*rolls eyes* Yet another "trendy" name.
-- Anonymous User  7/30/2007
How is it a "trendy" name? Names come and go in popularity, it's not like someone made this up recently and suddenly tons of babies were showing up with the name.
-- Anonymous User  9/17/2007
I don't know how anyone can think this name is trendy unless you consider a name that is centuries old to be trendy. Depending on the source, it is a shortened form of Guillaume (French), Willhelm (German) or William (English) and means "helmet" or "strong protector." My son is named Liam, and he's always had a hard head, so I guess it fits! Even though the name is becoming more common since the early 90s (when my son was born), Liam still gets a lot of positive comments on his name - people seem to love it.
-- Anonymous User  12/3/2007
Liam is a Celtic derivation from the Germanic William meaning "Diligent Guardian" or "unwavering protector".
-- b_bam  2/23/2008
Famous bearer: Liam Clancy of the Clancy Brothers.
-- johann14  3/1/2008
Means: HELMET - determined protector.
-- cathyrosejam  3/16/2008
Liam is not "centuries old." William is centuries old. Liam is an annoyingly trendy (and recent) nickname.
-- Anonymous User  5/21/2008
Liam Kyle Sullivan is a famous comedian/actor best known as his character "Kelly" on youtube. His video "Shoes" (which stars Kelly) won a 2008 People's Choice Award for Best User Generated Video.
-- goldee-locks  6/7/2008
It is getting pretty popular, but I still like it.
-- susiejean  6/12/2008
Liam is NOT an Irish short form of William. Liam is a short form of Uilliam, which actually is the Irish translation of William. My great-grandfather was named Uilliam by his parents (1894) and his mother called him Liam. I wouldn't say Liam is exactly trendy, but it's certainly not as rare as it once was.

For the record, Liam hasn't been around for centuries. Uilliam probably has been though and even I know William has been.
-- BrendanMcC.  7/28/2008
I love the name Liam. I wish it wasn't as popular as it is now, but maybe that will increase my chances of meeting a Liam because I never have.
-- Fire1815  9/8/2008
I can't believe I used to think this name was cute. This is an annoying and bland nickname (not a legal name), and it's getting too popular. It's also the word "mail" spelled backwards. ;)
-- bananarama  11/4/2008
Haha, wow, I didn't know I was that popular. Please, keep commenting! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the name (or have offered your nonsensical ramblings regarding the origin, popularity and standing of this name as, well, a true name and not simply a nickname), you will now be afforded a brief summation of my findings. Liam is the Gaelic form of today's common William (Wilhelm in Germanic times, Uilliam in Normanic usage). While it is often used as a nickname for a boy who was actually born "William," it is indeed its own name. For the user that says it is just a "trendy nickname of a boring name," I guess with your logic you believe that the United States is just a rebellious outspoken subsidiary of and still a part of England, huh? Just because you are born with an ordinary name does not mean you have to hate a truly "original" (for the States at least) name like mine. I have never heard anyone hate the name in my entire life besides one girl who then said that after she met me, she liked the name. In fact, just the opposite is true, as I get compliments daily. Girls absolutely love it. It is indeed cute yet formidable (see literal translation "the will and desire to protect"), steeped in tradition yet individualistic, not to mention fun. Trendy? I was born in 1981, making me 27, and it was the 791st most popular name in the United States. While I concede that today it has risen dramatically in popularity, I assure you it has not become commonplace in the States (currently 89th). I don't really know any other Liams, but I have met a few in my travels. If you want a trendy name, look at Madison, Emma, Isabella and other names that are popular today. On the same note, names are cyclical in nature anyway. They come and go with the ever-changing landscape of a society. Continuing, how can a name be "trendy" when it is one of the 10 most common names in two countries and top 50 in five others? I smell a glib and jealous user, likely one who thinks that Wikipedia is a great source from which to cite, haha. Obviously I am a bit subjective here, but I assure you this name rocks. P.S. It also oozes of sophistication, strength, culure and loyalty. And noble counselor and ambitious guardian.
-- LiamScarlet  11/21/2008
Liam Cosgrave served as Minister for External Affairs from 1954 until 1957. During his term as Minister, Ireland joined the United Nations. He also served as the fifth Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland between 1973 and 1977.
-- Anonymous User  11/26/2008
Although not exactly famous, on the show LOST, Charlie Pace's brother was named Liam. They played together in their band Driveshaft.
-- xEMMUREx  1/2/2009
My dad's name is William but he goes by this. I think it's lovely!
-- ibbierose  1/27/2009
Sorry y'all but I hate this name. I've always thought it sounded and looked annoying, and then I actually met someone named Liam and he was dull and hideous. Too bad.
-- Anonymous User  4/9/2009
For some reason, I love this name as a full name. I don't like the name William, but love Liam. I think it's cute, and sounds strong and masculine. I don't think it's annoying or anything. I only know one Liam, so as far as my area, it's not extremely popular.
-- EJE  4/11/2009
I like this name. It is strong and good for people of all ages. I just looked at the name and realized it's mail backwards. ;)
-- -Julia-  7/23/2009
I don't really like this name. I think William is a wonderful name, and Liam just seems incomplete.
-- Summah  8/2/2009
I just love this name! I liked it from the moment I heard it a few years back and I like it more and more the more I hear it. Oh I just hope I have another son so I can name him this:) I liked reading the lengthy blurb from a Liam. Definitely leaves a good impression of the name!
-- Anonymous User  11/6/2009
Pronounced LEE-ahm.
-- MaggieSimpson  2/6/2010
Swedish biathlete Anna Carin Olofsson-Žídek and Czech-Canadian serviceman Tomáš Žídek have a son Liam Žídek (born 2008).
-- MaggieSimpson  2/17/2010
This is my English professor's name. He pronounces it LIE-am, but I've never heard it that way before.
-- telfalathiel  4/24/2010
Liam is the name of my soon to be son, it is a combination of our two names Lila and Sam. We both have bloodlines in the names origins so I think it's totally cool.
-- hawaiian horse  7/17/2010
I love this name. I just wish it wasn't so popular! :/
-- Chrila96  7/28/2010
Liam Geller is the main character in the K.L. Going novel: King of the Screwups.
-- luna11  8/12/2010
Should be added to English names as well, since it is common in Australia, England and the United States.
-- Anonymous User  9/9/2010
I love it as a nickname for William. It is very cute. But it's ridiculous as a full name. It's a NICKNAME!
-- Chrila96  12/3/2010
Liam Bradley (1943), Australian composer for film and television.

Liam Finn (b. 1983) is a musician and son of Split Enz and Crowded House member Neil Finn.

Liam Fulton (b. 1984) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer. He play for the Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League (NRL) competition.

Liam Foran (b 1988) is a rugby league player who currently plays for the Newtown Jets in the New South Wales Cup.

Liam Jurrah (b. 1988) is an Australian Rules football player who currently plays for Melbourne Football Club. He was the first indigenous person from a remote area to play senior level football in the Australian Football League.

Liam Hemsworth (b. 1990) is an Australian actor best known for his roles as Josh Taylor in the soap opera Neighbours and as "Marcus" on the children's television series The Elephant Princess.

Liam Bartlett is an Australian television journalist.

Liam Ayoub is a Lebanese-Australian rugby league player for the Wests Tigers in the NRL.

Oodles and oodles of Liams here. It's name which appears to have a remarkable level of staying power.
-- keepitreal  1/24/2011
Not a fan as a full name but it's cool as a nickname, have you considered spelling it Lliam?
-- FlakyMatt  7/6/2011
I love the name Liam. I think it's adorable, masculine, sweet, simple, and gets straight to the point. It will work on all ages. I've never met a kid OR an adult named Liam, and I am around younger kids quite often. I don't think it's too popular. It ranked #30 in popularity for 2010 (I believe anyway). I would suggest using it if you love it.
-- LittleSamGirl  8/18/2011
Liam a nice alternative to Will or Bill (for William). I think it works especially well when paired with a stronger name.
-- GibsonGirl  8/19/2011
This is one of those names I'm really getting sick of, with all these little Liams running around everywhere. But I think it's a nice alternative nickname for William, and would make a good middle name.
-- mrose19  9/7/2011
I think it's a masculine name and love it. I like the name a lot.
-- Anonymous User  2/7/2012
Something about this name sounds odd by itself if you know that it's a nickname for William. And if William is not what first comes to mind, the second thing I think of is some badass 90s rock music and two brothers arguing.
-- codenameflame  2/28/2012
Danish/Irish hiphop artist Liam O'Connor who is mostly known by his stage name L.O.C. He is the most successfull rapper in Denmark.
-- ArualB  4/2/2012
Liam Payne is a member of the British boy band, One Direction.
-- Anonymous User  6/10/2012
I like Liam. I'm aware of its popularity, however even that is geographically based. In the area we live in it is less common and we get compliments on it.
-- Zimger  6/16/2012
Liam is an okay name, in my opinion. I really can't view it as simply a "short form" of William. It's good enough to be its own name, I think.
-- Anonymous User  6/30/2012
Liam Broggy (born 2000 in New York City) is an American child actor.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2012
I live in Ireland and I know a few Liam's however they are not everywhere like some of these comments seem to suggest. I think it is a lovely Irish name and never have I known anyone to use it as a nickname, perhaps this is an American thing? I prefer it to names like William and if I didn't have an Uncle with the name I would certainly consider naming a child Liam. My verdict? Beautiful name.
-- NiamhNicLiam491  1/7/2013
This is my older brother's name (he's 21.) I always loved it growing up because it was such an uncommon name at the time, but has a great meaning and works well with our Irish roots. I still don't know any other Liam's besides my brother, but I know that it is becoming really commonly used and I wish it wasn't! Still, I think it is such a strong sounding name and to me it is timeless.
-- briannaharley  1/9/2013
Liam Lynch, creator and star of the sock puppet show Sifl and Olly that was on MTV in the late 1990s.
-- watermia  2/22/2013
In Ireland 'Liam' is not a shortened form of the English name 'William'. It is a full name in its own right. When I was growing up in Northern Ireland, catholic people who wanted to call their son 'Liam' would often officially name him 'William' because giving a child an Irish name was a sure way of broadcasting his religion. This, of course, could be detrimental, not only in social life, but also in business and career life. It wasn't the same as, for instance, calling him Jonathon, but shortening it to Jon or Jonny. Liam would always have been the name that the parents intended their son to be known by. It's the same for other names such as Sean/John, Seamus/James, etc. I grew up with lots of people with these names and they were never known by anything other than their Irish name until they started work, where they would most likely have gone by the English version to avoid any problems.
-- Anonymous User  10/29/2013

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