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What does Tennessee mean?

Tennessee Pronunciation of Tennessee [ten-nessee] as a boys' name is of Cherokee origin. Place name used for the state. Made famous by playwright Tennessee Williams, who was originally named Thomas.

Associated with: famous.


Creative forms:
(male) Teinessee, Tynessee, ..

(female) Tennessa, Tennesseea, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tennessee Marshall (T.M.), ..

How popular is Tennessee?

Tennessee is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#61855 out of 150436, Top 41%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Tennessee has not been recorded in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Tennent and Tennyson. Like Tennessee, these names are not frequently used.