Native American, Cherokee, place-name

Tennessee Origin and Meaning

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

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Famous People Named Tennessee

  • Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" WilliamsAmerican playwright.
  • "Tennessee" Ernie FordAmerican country music singer.
  • Tennessee EdwardsAmerican TV Producer.
  • Tennessee James Toth (b. 2012)son of actress Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth.
  • Tennessee Hawkins Church (b. 2015)son of singer Kenneth Eric Church.

Tennessee in Pop Culture

  • "Tennessee Jed" Grateful Dead song
  • TennesseeU.S. state