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156k
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Liam

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How popular is the baby name Liam in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1947 5 0 5
1950 10 0 10
1954 8 0 8
1955 12 0 12
1956 18 0 18
1957 28 0 28
1958 24 0 24
1959 17 0 17
1960 25 0 25
1961 27 0 27
1962 23 0 23
1963 43 0 43
1964 40 0 40
1965 37 0 37
1966 47 0 47
1967 60 0 60
1968 54 0 54
1969 51 0 51
1970 53 0 53
1971 59 0 59
1972 66 0 66
1973 61 0 61
1974 73 0 73
1975 82 0 82
1976 72 0 72
1977 96 0 96
1978 111 0 111
1979 116 0 116
1980 112 0 112
1981 122 0 122
1982 155 0 155
1983 144 0 144
1984 145 0 145
1985 147 0 147
1986 150 0 150
1987 148 0 148
1988 169 0 169
1989 223 0 223
1990 275 0 275
1991 271 0 271
1992 301 0 301
1993 398 0 398
1994 667 0 667
1995 1,211 7 1,204
1996 1,747 0 1,747
1997 2,110 0 2,110
1998 2,210 0 2,210
1999 2,715 8 2,707
2000 2,792 12 2,780
2001 3,027 0 3,027
2002 3,381 0 3,381
2003 3,582 17 3,565
2004 3,842 15 3,827
2005 4,159 9 4,150
2006 4,522 11 4,511 #98 boy name
2007 5,146 11 5,135 #89 boy name
2008 5,987 11 5,976 #75 boy name
2009 8,581 21 8,560 #49 boy name
2010 10,946 22 10,924 #30 boy name
2011 13,444 13 13,431 #15 boy name
2012 16,808 23 16,785 #6 boy name
2013 18,133 22 18,111 #2 boy name
2014 18,453 32 18,421 #2 boy name
2015 18,302 21 18,281 #2 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Liam baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 155,843 babies born with the name Liam in the United States. That's more than enough Liams to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1947 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Liam" was in 2014 with a total of 18,421 babies. (That's a lot of baby Liams)

According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Liam" ranks #43 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Montana. Imagine that, 27 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 2008. Across the entire United States a total of 5,987 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Liam popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Liam" mean? The list below shows the origins of Liam as well as things modernly associated with the name Liam such as celebrities named Liam.

Origin and Meaning of Liam

The name "Liam" is of Irish origin, and it means "Strong-willed warrior". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1976 to present. Liam was born in 1952 as Liam John Neeson in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher is a musician, singer, songwriter, and fashion designer specializing in rock, britpop, and alternative rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to present. Liam was born in 1972 as William John Paul Gallagher in Burnage, Manchester, England.

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Liam Aiken

Liam Aiken is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Liam was born in 1990 as Liam Padraic Aiken in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Liam Falconer

Liam was born in 2003.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Liam

Liam Cunningham
Liam Payne
Liam Hemsworth
Liam Hemsworth Height
Liam Neeson Movies
Liam Neeson Wife
Liam O'brien

Alternative Meanings

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

Your name in reverse order is "Mail". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Mail". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Liam born Aug 25, 1939

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Australia approximately on 1275. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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