Liam


Gender: Masculine
Origin: Irish
(LEE-em)

The name was originally an Irish short form of William, now used exclusively as an independent given name, it is currently one of the most popular male names in the Western World, most likely due to the fame of Northern Irish actor, Liam Neeson (b.1952).

Currently, Liam is the most popular male name in Canada, B.C., (2010). His rankings in other countries are as follows:

  • # 1 (New Zealand, 2010)
  • # 9 (Scotland, 2010)
  • # 9 (Sweden, 2010)
  • # 14 (Australia, 2010)
  • # 15 (Ireland, 2010)
  • # 17 (Malta, 2010)
  • # 20 (Belgium, 2009)
  • # 24 (Netherlands, 2010)
  • # 26 (French-speaking Switzerland, 2010)
  • # 30 (United States, 2010)
  • # 33 (England/Wales, 2010)
  • # 33 (Norway, 2010)
  • # 41 (German-speaking, Switzerland 2010)
  • # 43 (Northern Ireland, 2010)
  • # 61 (Slovenia, 2010)
  • # 64 (Germany, 2011)
  • # 73 (France, 2009)

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