Origin:Native American
Meaning:Where the waters meet; Gathering place
Tennessee is a gender-neutral name of Native American origin, from the Cherokee Tanasi, meaning “where the water meets” or “gathering place.” This renowned place name is most recognizable as one of the states in the US, exuding pride in home and heritage. American playwright Tennessee Williams chose this state name as his pen name, with Reese Witherspoon picking it for her son in 2012. Whether honoring baby’s ancestry, showing patriotism to one’s roots, or taking inspiration from talented artists, Tennessee is a stand-out choice for your little one.

Famous People Named Tennessee

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  • Tennessee Williams
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