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What does Lyam mean?

Lyam Pronunciation of Lyam [lyam] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Lyam is "determined protector". Lyam is an alternate form of Liam (Old German): Irish Gaelic transcription of William.

Associated with: determined (faithful), protector (defender).


Creative forms:
(male) Leoam, Lyamm, ..

(female) Lyli, Lylu, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lyam Bowen (L.B.), ..

How popular is Lyam?

Lyam is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Lyam is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Lyam was first listed in 2012 and reached its peak position of #1612 in the U.S. in 2014, and is currently at #1666. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lyam name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lyam outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Liam (#2 the previous year) is the only other prominent alternative form of Lyam (#1666 the previous year). These forms of Lyam were favored as birth names less than a decade ago (adoption of 0.97%) and have remained as common to this day (adoption 0.97%). Liam is the most chic boy name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lyam, Liam in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Liam outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lyam is pronounced similarly to Lem. Other suggested similar names are Adam, Aram, Azam, Bram, Byram, Cam, Cram, Elam, Gram, Ham, Hyram, Isam, Kam, Kram, La-, Lad, Lea, Loyal, Lyall, Lyle, Lyn, Lynn, Lyon, Noam, Ram, Sam and Tam. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lyam.

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