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Here are the Most Popular Baby Names in Tennessee

Stacker released a study of the most popular girls and boys names in Tennessee using data from the Social Security Administration. Names are ranked by the number of babies in 2020.

In the top ten boy names, the most popular name is Liam for Tennessee which is also ranked number one in the nation followed by William and Elijah. The top spot for girl names is Olivia which is also the number nationwide followed by Ava and Amelia.

Top Ten Boy Names

  1. Liam
    Liam is a name of German origin meaning “protection”.

Tennessee
– Number of babies in 2020: 449
– Change since 2015: +37.3%
– Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2020

National
– Rank: #1
– Number of babies: 19,65

2. William
William is a name of Germanic origin meaning “vehement protector”.

Tennessee
– Number of babies in 2020: 447
– Change since 2015: -15.3%
– Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2019

National
– Rank: #5
– Number of babies: 12,541

3. Elijah
Elijah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “Yahweh is God”.

Tennessee
– Number of babies in 2020: 370
– Change since 2015: -10.8%
– Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2017

National
– Rank: #4
– Number of babies: 13,03

4. James
James is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “supplanter”.

Tennessee
– Number of babies in 2020: 368
– Change since 2015: -16.4%
– Highest rank since 2000: #2 in 2018

National
– Rank: #6
– Number of babies: 12,250

5. Noah
Noah is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “rest”.

Tennessee
– Number of babies in 2020: 337
– Change since 2015: -15.8%
– Highest rank since 2000: #3 in 2019

National
– Rank: #2
– Number of babies: 18,25

6. Oliver
Oliver is a name of Latin origin meaning “olive tree planter”.

Tennessee
– Number of babies in 2020: 292
– Change since 2015: +26.4%
– Highest rank since 2000: #6 in 2020

National
– Rank: #3
– Number of babies: 14,147

7. Henry
Henry is a name of German origin meaning “estate ruler”.

Tennessee
– Number of babies in 2020: 281
– Change since 2015: +45.6%
– Highest rank since 2000: #7 in 2020

National
– Rank: #9
– Number of babies: 10,70

8. Levi
Levi is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “joining”.

Tennessee
– Number of babies in 2020: 271
– Change since 2015: +0.4%
– Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2020

National
– Rank: #18
– Number of babies: 9,005

9. Grayson
Grayson is a name of English origin meaning “son of the steward”.

Tennessee
– Number of babies in 2020: 264
– Change since 2015: +22.8%
– Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2018

National
– Rank: #35
– Number of babies: 7,424

10. John
John is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “Yahweh has been gracious”.

Tennessee
– Number of babies in 2020: 257
– Change since 2015: -19.4%
– Highest rank since 2000: #8 in 2019

National
– Rank: #27
– Number of babies: 8,180

Top Ten Girl Names

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1. Olivia
Olivia is a name of Latin origin meaning “olive tree”.

Tennessee
– Number of babies in 2020: 402
– Change since 2015: -2.7%
– Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2020

National
– Rank: #1
– Number of babies: 17,535

2. Ava
Ava is a name of Latin origin meaning “bird”.

Tennessee
– Number of babies in 2020: 366
– Change since 2015: -12.0%
– Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2019

National
– Rank: #3
– Number of babies: 13,084

3. Amelia
Amelia is a variation of Amalia, derived from the Germanic word amal meaning “work”.

Tennessee
– Number of babies in 2020: 346
– Change since 2015: +47.9%
– Highest rank since 2000: #3 in 2020

National
– Rank: #6
– Number of babies: 12,704

4. Emma
Emma is a name of German origin meaning “universal”.

Tennessee
– Number of babies in 2020: 343
– Change since 2015: -28.1%
– Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2018

National
– Rank: #2
– Number of babies: 15,581

5. Harper
Harper is a name of English origin meaning “harp player”.

Tennessee
– Number of babies in 2020: 282
– Change since 2015: -5.4%
– Highest rank since 2000: #3 in 2019

National
– Rank: #10
– Number of babies: 8,778

6. Charlotte
Charlotte is a name of French origin meaning “free man”.

Tennessee
– Number of babies in 2020: 265
– Change since 2015: +35.9%
– Highest rank since 2000: #6 in 2019

National
– Rank: #4
– Number of babies: 13,003

7. Evelyn
Evelyn is a name of English origin meaning “desired”.

Tennessee
– Number of babies in 2020: 225
– Change since 2015: +26.4%
– Highest rank since 2000: #7 in 2019

National
– Rank: #9
– Number of babies: 9,445

8. Isabella
Isabella is a name of Hebrew origin meaning “devoted to God”.

Tennessee
– Number of babies in 2020: 216
– Change since 2015: -24.2%
– Highest rank since 2000: #1 in 2010

National
– Rank: #7
– Number of babies: 12,066

9. Sophia
Sophia is a name of Greek origin meaning “wisdom”.

Tennessee
– Number of babies in 2020: 215
– Change since 2015: -22.7%
– Highest rank since 2000: #4 in 2014

National
– Rank: #5
– Number of babies: 12,976

10. Eleanor
Eleanor is a name of Greek origin meaning “bright”.

Tennessee
– Number of babies in 2020: 200
– Change since 2015: +75.4%
– Highest rank since 2000: #10 in 2020

National
– Rank: #22
– Number of babies: 6,335

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