Liam

Liam - A very popular male name



  Jan 16,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Liam, meaning resolute protection, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1954 on position #1676. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Liam and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Liam? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Liam. The baby boy name Liam was given to 16,687 baby boys in 2012, ranking #6 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 98 baby boys were given this name - making this a very popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Liam peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2012 on position 6.



Famous with this name

Liam Neeson
Liam Hemsworth
Liam Cunningham


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Liam is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Liam is currently topping the baby name charts in Colorado at position #1 - and is the least popular in Mississippi at position #48.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Liam is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Liam is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Liam goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 3 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Liam origin and meaning

Liam is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means resolute protection. To see famous people named Liam, pop culture references for the name Liam and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Liam

We've found the following names that sound similar to Liam, sorted by popularity.

Leon / Lonnie / Lynn / Lane / Lanny / Layne / Lon / Lenny / Lonny / Lyman /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20126
201115
201030
200949
200875
200789
200698
2005104
2004112
2003114
2002113
2001131
2000140
1999141
1998155
1997163
1996184
1995241
1994363
1993517
1992604
1991627
1990624
1989667
1988724
1987771
1986738
1985765
1984727
1983691
1982705
1981786
1980831
1979804
1978788
1977810
1976933
1975869
19741009
1973887
1972914
1971960
19701123
1969956
1968890
1967850
1966888
1965931
19641010
1963988
19621524
19611229
19601696
19591281
19581521
19571358
19561688
19551354
19541676

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Idaho1
Nebraska1
Indiana1
Wyoming1
Colorado1
Oregon1
South Dakota1
Montana1
Iowa1
North Dakota1
Washington2
Kansas2
Wisconsin2
West Virginia2
Arizona2
Ohio2
Maine2
Michigan2
Pennsylvania2
Utah2
Virginia3
Vermont3
Alaska3
Missouri3
New Hampshire4
Connecticut4
Minnesota4
Delaware4
Louisiana5
Kentucky6
Maryland6
Illinois7
Oklahoma7
Florida7
Hawaii7
Nevada8
Massachusetts8
New York9
Tennessee10
Rhode Island11
North Carolina12
New Jersey14
Arkansas18
District of Columbia19
Texas19
South Carolina20
New Mexico23
California24
Georgia24
Alabama30
Mississippi48

Even more about Liam


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Liam a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Liam?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Liam
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 98
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1954
2012 births +16,687

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