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. liam from one direction………I LOVE HIM!

  2. 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.

  3. 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..

  4. I love this name. It’s going to be the name of my future son

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Derived from fear "man" and gus "strength" and signifies "a strong warrior, virile." According to the legend of the Cattle Raid of Cooley (read the legend) Fergus was the king of Ulster and his lover, the cunning Nessa, duped him into letting her son Conchobhar rule in his place for a year so that in years to come her son could be called "the son of a king." Fergus consented but after the year Conchobhar refused to relinquish the throne and so Fergus joined Maebh in her battle against Ulster, his native province.