People are only just realising that Liam is an abbreviation of another hugely popular name and it's blowing their minds | The Sun

"LADIES and gentlemen, Mr William Gallagher!"

You might be wondering who on Earth that is – and you'd be forgiven for doing so.

As people are only just realising that the name Liam is actually an abbreviation of William – and Liam Gallagher was born William.

Sam took to Instagram to share a Reel explaining his discovery, writing over the top: "After 21 years of living, I've just realised that Liam is short for William."

People were quick to comment on the video, with one writing: "Just shorten it to will.

"Wtf are you doing shortening it to liam? It's like calling a spork an fopoon."

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"Oh I'm gonna be sick, I'm gonna vomit, what the f**k?" another exclaimed.

"REALLY!?" a third asked.

"No. No it's not. I refuse," someone else insisted.

"I DID NOT KNOW THIS!" another marvelled.

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"I'm sorry, what the f**k?" someone else said.

"One time I was reading the Oasis Wikipedia page and I was astonished when I read that Liam Gallagher's real name was William," another admitted.

As someone else wrote: "I met my now boyfriend on tinder as Liam.

"When we started hanging out in person I asked him for his full name and he started with William.

"I promise you I very aggressively with a smile said 'You, you gave me a fake name'.

"That’s when I learned Liam can be short for William!"

"Makes more sense than billy," another insisted.

Liam Neeson is another famous Liam who was born William, while Australian singer William Singe turned things around – as he was actually born Liam.

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It was actually the people of Ireland who effectively came up with the name Liam, after shortening Ulliam – the Irish version of William – to Liam.

Liam, as a stand-alone name, means "guardian".

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