Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. LEE-əm(English)

Meaning & History

Irish short form of William. It became popular in the United Kingdom in the 1980s, and elsewhere in Europe and the Americas after that. It was the top ranked name for boys in the United States beginning in 2017.

Related Names

VariantsUilleag, Ulick(Irish) Lyam(French)
Other Languages & CulturesWilhelm, Willahelm(Ancient Germanic) Gwilherm(Breton) Guillem, Guim(Catalan) Vilim, Vilko(Croatian) Vilém(Czech) Vilhelm, Villum(Danish) Vilhelmo, Vilĉjo(Esperanto) Villem(Estonian) Viliame(Fijian) Vilhelm, Viljam, Viljami, Jami, Vilhelmi, Vilho, Vili, Viljo, Ville(Finnish) Vilmos, Vili(Hungarian) Vilhjálmur(Icelandic) Guglielmo(Italian) Vilhelms, Vilis(Latvian) Wöllem, Wullem, Wum(Limburgish) Vilhelmas(Lithuanian) Illiam(Manx) Wiremu(Maori) Wilkin, Wilky, Wilmot(Medieval English) Vilhelm(Norwegian) Wilhelm(Polish) Guilherme, Gui(Portuguese) Uilleam(Scottish) Viliam(Slovak) Viljem, Vili, Vilko(Slovene) Guillermo(Spanish) Viliami(Tongan) Gwilym, Gwil, Gwilim, Gwillym(Welsh)
User SubmissionsLíam, Liam

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Entry updated November 20, 2020