Morris Mandel said, “A name is the blueprint of the thing we call character.” Your name is the greatest connection to your own identity and individuality. When it comes to finding a middle name for Liam, it may be even more challenging.
The middle name needs to keep with the baby’s character as well as flow with the first name and the surname. While some people may think middle names aren’t that important, they sometimes end up becoming the nickname by which that little person is known.
As a master of research (see my bio below), I waded through tons of data from baby name databases, discussion forums for parents, articles by notable magazines to actually discussing it with other parents what they think. Of course, also my opinion has been considered.
Today I’m going to discuss a few options that would be a suitable option as a middle name for Liam.
Middle Name Ideas for a Boy Called Liam
There’s a lot of pressure on a middle name. It needs to join your first name to your surname without breaking the flow of how it sounds. I’ve compiled a few names without one syllable to help you decide which name will suit your little Liam the best!
- Liam Asher
- Liam Anthony
- Liam Christopher
- Liam Daniel
- Liam David
- Liam Edwin
- Liam Edgar
- Liam Gary
- Liam Graham
- Liam Hunter
- Liam Henryter
- Liam Isaac
- Liam Isaiah
- Liam Jacob
- Liam Nathan
- Liam Tyler
- Liam Vincent
- Liam Walker
My personal favorite middle names for Liam would definitely be Liam Nathan and Liam Vincent. Both resonate strength and are unique enough to not be every other baby’s name!
One Syllable Middle Names For Liam
If you already have a long first name or a long surname, you might want to shorten the middle name to a one syllable name only. Some examples of these could include:
- Liam Ash
- Liam Brad
- Liam Brent
- Liam Cole
- Liam Craig
- Liam Dean
- Liam Guy
- Liam Heath
- Liam James
- Liam Bryce
- Liam Blake
- Liam Charles
- Liam Frank
- Liam Fred
- Liam Kirk
- Liam Rhett
- Liam Zane
Meaning of the Name Liam
The name Liam is a shortened version of the ancient “William”. This name dates back to the Norman conquest of England in 1066 and means quite simply, “helmet of will” or “guardian.”
It’s also suggested that “ will + helm” symbolizes “ strong protector”.
It also comes from the Irish name “Uliam”, which despite its spelling is still pronounced as “William” or even “Liam.” In Gaelic, the name Liam means “resolute protection.”
In Hebrew, Liam means “stands for my people” which also suggests ‘protector.” This boy’s name is currently very popular and has been on the list of top 20 names since 2011.
Nicknames for Liam
Most of us have at least one nickname. Sometimes, even two or three. Some are funny, based on events or jokes reminding people of something we did that was funny.
They’re almost always a form of endearment. Popular nicknames specific to the name Liam include the following:
Spanish Middle Names for Liam
If you’d like a Spanish variation as a middle name for Liam, here are a few options you can consider:
Book Recommendation to Come up With: Even More Ideas
There are also books you can buy to help you choose the best names and middle names for your little one.
The Baby Name Wizard, 2019 Revised 4th Edition: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby. This is a fully revised and updated version of classic baby names, latest naming trends, historical facts, and thousands of captivating names.
100,000 + Baby Names: The most helpful, complete, & up-to-date name book offers hundreds of newly popular names with meanings and variations. A guide on what’s current and what’s not.
Different Ways to Spell Liam
It’s not often you see a variation of the spelling of the name Liam. This is probably because it only has two syllables and the vowels are actually in the only order they can be. You could use these Irish variations to spell your favorite name slightly differently:
A Final Word
Choosing a middle name for Liam should be a lot easier now with the list of options I’ve given you! Whether you choose a name that has been in your family for generations or decides to go with something totally different, let your choice define your baby’s character. Remember, middle names are as strong as a first name, so choose wisely!