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Tennessee Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Tennessee?

The rare name Tennessee was the 4,618th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States in 2018.

Tennessee, although not presently in the top 1000, did once enjoy higher rankings.

Position 579, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1884.

But, the greatest number of babies were given the name in 2017 with 32 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Tennessee was less than 5, most recently in 1996.

Tennessee, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 2009-2015.

Sometimes the name Tennessee has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Where is the name Tennessee popularity headed?

Tennessee's popularity is at a very high point when measured against its most notable year.

The popularity trend for Tennessee has been soaring upward for a while. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Tennessee for their newborn has risen.

The name Tennessee is very unique but will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Tennesse. (Girl)Tennesse. (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 30 4,618 26 4,059
2017 32 4,454 28 3,866
2016 24 5,586 24 4,296
2015 27 5,104 28 3,865
2014 24 5,606 19 5,033
2013 19 6,691 17 5,362
2012 16 7,757 11 7,490
2011 12 9,665 10 7,985
2010 10 11,165 12 7,033
2009 7 15,087 6 12,311
2008 6 17,303 6 12,373
2007 11 10,757 18 5,182
2006 10 11,346 13 6,420
2005 10 10,847 9 8,224
2004 10 10,619 11 6,922
2003 8 12,315 < 5 --
2002 8 12,094 5 12,298
2001 6 15,183 9 7,443
2000 5 17,401 5 11,954
1999 10 9,411 7 8,615
1998 7 12,321 < 5 --
1997 10 8,971 < 5 --
1996 < 5 -- < 5 --
1995 6 13,248 6 8,772
1994 < 5 -- < 5 --
1993 5 15,591 < 5 --
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1944 5 5,180 < 5 --
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1942 6 4,590 < 5 --
1941 5 5,017 < 5 --
1940 7 3,829 < 5 --
1939 6 4,202 < 5 --
1938 < 5 -- < 5 --
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1936 6 4,128 < 5 --
1935 < 5 -- < 5 --
1934 6 4,238 < 5 --
1933 5 4,791 < 5 --
1932 5 5,014 < 5 --
1931 < 5 -- < 5 --
1930 7 4,006 < 5 --
1929 7 4,010 < 5 --
1928 5 5,354 < 5 --
1927 5 5,530 < 5 --
1926 12 2,858 < 5 --
1925 9 3,627 < 5 --
1924 7 4,397 < 5 --
1923 5 5,642 < 5 --
1922 10 3,350 < 5 --
1921 12 2,918 < 5 --
1920 7 4,345 < 5 --
1919 12 2,792 < 5 --
1918 14 2,501 < 5 --
1917 17 2,088 < 5 --
1916 14 2,356 < 5 --
1915 15 2,129 < 5 --
1914 12 2,115 < 5 --
1913 6 3,143 < 5 --
1912 11 1,824 < 5 --
1911 9 1,778 < 5 --
1910 9 1,757 < 5 --
1909 10 1,460 < 5 --
1908 9 1,532 < 5 --
1907 7 1,796 < 5 --
1906 11 1,221 < 5 --
1905 7 1,678 < 5 --
1904 12 1,088 < 5 --
1903 7 1,575 < 5 --
1902 13 1,015 < 5 --
1901 6 1,651 < 5 --
1900 8 1,550 < 5 --
1899 9 1,172 < 5 --
1898 5 1,944 < 5 --
1897 9 1,157 < 5 --
1896 11 1,039 < 5 --
1895 10 1,113 < 5 --
1894 7 1,340 < 5 --
1893 5 1,630 < 5 --
1892 6 1,433 < 5 --
1891 8 1,086 < 5 --
1890 9 999 < 5 --
1889 5 1,462 < 5 --
1888 5 1,454 < 5 --
1887 11 726 < 5 --
1886 < 5 -- < 5 --
1885 10 739 < 5 --
1884 14 579 < 5 --
1883 < 5 -- < 5 --
1882 10 630 < 5 --
1881 < 5 -- < 5 --
1880 5 932 < 5 --

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.