Irish names are on an upward trend right now and Liam is no exception. While Liam began as a short version of William, it is now a formidable name of its own. First popularized by actor Liam Neeson, younger folk are more likely to associate it with actor Liam Hemsworth of The Hunger Games films, aka Mr. Miley Cyrus.


  • irish: Resolute protector; Short form of William


Syllables: 2

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Actor Liam Hemsworth, Actor Liam Neeson, Musician Liam Gallagher

Celebrity Babies:

Son of Kevin Costner, Son of Tori Spelling, Son of Faye Dunaway, Son of Calista Flockhart, Son of Rachel Hunter and Rod Stewart, Son of Michael Weatherly