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Pronunciation

liəm

Origin

English, Irish

Meaning

No longer just a shortening of William, this name has had a loyal following not just in Ireland, which it where it originates, but all around the world. From the Old High Germanic words wil, meaning ‘desire’ and helm, which means ‘protection’, it has a long and valiant history. Its popularly has grown, and it has become a favourite in Sweden, Belgium and Norway, as well as Australia and Canada.

Rank in the year 2015

Liam was ranked #4 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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