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

Tennessee Origin and Meaning

The name Tennessee is a girl's name of Native American origin.

Young rocker Tennessee Thomas has brought this former one-person name over to the girls' side -- though the census roles of North Carolina in 1850 included a female named Tennessee and called Tincy. But Reese Witherspoon's using it for her baby son brought it back for the boys.

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Luci_B Says:


Reese Witherspoon

adadadad Says:


i live in tennessee and who tf names their kid this??

sablemae98 Says:


All I can think of is "You're the only 10 I see" which, while somewhat flattering, would definitely get old long before she could appreciate it.

priviledgedpistachios Says:


Its cool on a girl. I personally wouldn't have the guts for it, but if anyone else uses it I'd constantly gush over it