Popular Names in Tennessee

Popular names in Tennessee for 2023 are headed by Charlotte and Liam. These names are also among the popular baby names 2023 nationally.

However, several of the names among Tennessee's Top 10 list rank lower on the national charts. On the girls' side, this includes Eleanor and Harper, and for boys, John, Waylon, and Hudson rank higher than average in the Volunteer State.

Other names that are especially common in Tennessee include unisex names for girls such as Parker and Emerson, as well as classics like Mary and Eliza, and boy names ending in -er such as River, Sawyer, Ryder, Jasper, and Hunter. Many alternative spellings are favored over the original for baby girls in Tennessee. Everleigh is more popular than Everly, and Emersyn reigns over Emerson.

Knox, as in Knoxville, is more popular in Tennessee than the nation as a whole, and the same goes for Nash, as in Nashville.

To browse popular names lists from the US and around the world, visit our main Popular Names page. You might also want to browse Nameberry's real-time lists of Popular Girl Names 2024 and Popular Boy Names 2024.

For more local data, search the full lists of Popular Names by State.