Meaning of the Irish name Liam. Listen and learn how to pronounce Liam so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.

MEANING: The Irish form of William, originally a German name will + helm””desire + helmet”” and suggests “”strong protector.”” It is currently a very fashionable name in Ireland and across the world.

GENDER: Boy | Male



ENGLISH: William

AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Liam and read along with the meaning)

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  1. kerri Hennebury says

    I named my son Liam back in 2000 and the name has popped up everywhere since. Lol! PEOPLE mispronounced it for years. Even the phone kept auto correcting it when I’d text. But I’m glad I chose this name. It’s unique and beautiful.

  2. says

    I am getting a wheaten terrier and they are Irish, so since I love the name Liam (huge Liam Neesom fan I thought I would name him Liam. Any thoughts out there. Don’t be afraid with comments..

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