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Gender: M Origin of Tennessee: Native American, Cherokee, place-name

When playwright Thomas Lanier Williams adopted the pen name of Tennessee, he created a new possibility among American place-names, although it's admittedly a bit bulky in size. Reese Witherspoon brought it back into the spotlight when she chose it for her son.

Famous People Named Tennessee

Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams, American playwright
"Tennessee" Ernie Ford, American country music singer
Tennessee Edwards, American TV Producer
Tennessee James Toth (b. 2012), son of actress Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
Tenneesse Hawkins Church (b. 2015), son of singer Eric Church

Pop Culture References for the name Tennessee

"Tennessee Jed," Grateful Dead song
Tennessee, U.S. state

Tennesy, Tenny, Tennysee, Tenn