Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Strong Warrior
Main Origin Language: Irish
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In 2017 the name Liam...

• was given to 18,728 baby boys
• was the 1st most popular name for baby boys
• was 264% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Wyoming, Hawaii, and West Virginia
• was least popular in Mississippi, Alabama, and New Hampshire
• was about as popular as William and Noah
Babies Named Liam Born Per Year
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Liam...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2017
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1951
• is 143869% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 1318% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Gunner, Jaxon, Silas, Mckinley, Brielle, Alayah
• has the most opposite popularity history to Joseph, Jessie, Rudy, Kathrine, Margarita, Elizabeth
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Liam Per State
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Geographically the name Liam...

• 10% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Logan, Hunter, Gabriel, Emma, Olivia, Abigail
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Phillip, Johnathan, Malik, Zariah, Shiloh, Bethany
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Liam by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Liam are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Liam will be the only kid named Liam in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Liam compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Liam rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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