First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Liem

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  • A submission from Norway says the name Liem means "Honest, truthful" and is of Vietnamese origin.
  • A user from Canada says the name Liem is of Unknown origin and means "Awsome".
  • According to a user from Nebraska, United States, the name Liem is of African origin and means "Sweet".

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Notable Persons Named Liem

Liem Swie King is a badminton player.


Liêm Hoang-Ngoc is a Member of the European Parliament. Liêm was born on December 11th, 1964 in Ho Chi Minh City.


Liem was born in 1893. He passed away in 1956.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Liem

He holds the title Grandmaster and Grandmaster (chess). Lê was born on March 13th, 1991 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


I Am Robot and Proud is an alternative dance musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to 2001. I was given the name Shaw-Han Liem in Toronto.



Phan was born on August 29th, 1833 in Ba Thanh village, Biên Hòa. He passed away in 1896.


Kiều Thanh Liêm is an athlete for the Phú Yên F.C.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1981 7 0 7
1982 6 0 6
1984 5 0 5
1985 7 0 7
1990 8 0 8
1991 7 0 7
1993 6 0 6
1994 5 0 5
1995 8 0 8
1996 8 0 8
1997 10 0 10
1999 6 0 6
2000 7 0 7
2001 7 0 7
2002 11 0 11
2003 8 0 8
2004 11 0 11
2005 16 0 16
2006 14 0 14
2007 20 0 20
2008 25 0 25
2009 31 0 31
2010 34 0 34
2011 49 0 49
2012 40 0 40
2013 49 0 49
2014 45 0 45
2015 41 0 41
2016 45 0 45
2017 34 0 34

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Popularity of Liem as a first name

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Popularity of Liem as a last name

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Common last names for Liem

  • Nguyen
  • Tran
  • Vo

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Liem U.S.
  White 20.64% 64.26%
  African American 2.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 69.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.69% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Liem

People with the last name Liem are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Liem

  • How Popular is the name Liem? Liem is the 15,020th most popular name of all time. As a last name Liem was the 32,169th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Liem have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 570 babies born with the first name Liem in the United States. That's more than enough people named Liem to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Liem? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1981 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Liem first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Liem is Saturday, July 1st, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Liem born? The highest recorded use of the first name Liem was in 2011 with a total of 49 babies.
  • Random Liem Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Liem is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 8 babies in California have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Liem: Your name in reverse order is Meil. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leim. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Liem? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 717 people with the last name Liem.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Liem? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Liem as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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