Originally a short form of the name William. From the Belgic Guild-helm, meaning "harnessed with a gilded helmet."
Famous people with the name Liam include Irish actor Liam Neeson and Australian actor Liam Hemsworth.
Other famous people with the name Liam include Canadian actor Liam James. Liam Payne is an English singer with the band One Direction. Liam Fahy is a shoe designer from Zimbabwe. There are also many soccer players (footballers) named Liam, including Liam Miller, Liam Lawrence, Liam Darville, and Liam Brady.