100 Most Popular Baby Names in Tennessee

In this section of the site we have data on the most popular baby names since records began in 1910 to the most recent data in 2021. These names are taken directly from the Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.

The table below shows the top 100 most popular baby names for the latest year, 2021, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

This page contains both boy and girl names, but you can click below to see just the names by sex:

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 428 Olivia 377
2 Liam 399 Charlotte 358
3 Noah 385 Ava 354
4 James 385 Emma 336
5 Elijah 382 Amelia 300
6 Oliver 365 Harper 294
7 Henry 308 Evelyn 257
8 Hudson 295 Elizabeth 227
9 Asher 292 Sophia 212
10 Jackson 284 Eleanor 198
11 Levi 267 Isabella 196
12 John 261 Ella 192
13 Grayson 255 Willow 180
14 Wyatt 241 Hazel 173
15 Samuel 235 Nova 171
16 Lucas 233 Scarlett 163
17 Waylon 233 Ellie 162
18 Benjamin 232 Abigail 160
19 Mason 228 Paisley 156
20 Carter 221 Chloe 152
21 Jack 220 Luna 149
22 Lincoln 211 Nora 149
23 David 205 Mia 148
24 Luke 204 Layla 147
25 Maverick 202 Lily 147
26 Thomas 197 Caroline 145
27 Easton 191 Addison 138
28 Owen 191 Avery 137
29 Theodore 184 Stella 135
30 Charles 178 Lucy 134
31 Michael 176 Riley 134
32 Cooper 173 Sadie 134
33 Daniel 166 Ivy 130
34 Kingston 164 Madison 127
35 Aiden 161 Isla 126
36 Logan 160 Emily 125
37 Jaxon 159 Naomi 125
38 Gabriel 158 Kinsley 124
39 Ethan 152 Lillian 123
40 Greyson 151 Raelynn 121
41 Jacob 150 Aria 120
42 Christopher 149 Aurora 118
43 Ezra 149 Zoey 115
44 Alexander 148 Violet 113
45 River 143 Everly 111
46 Caleb 142 Everleigh 104
47 Colton 141 Kennedy 101
48 Everett 141 Skylar 101
49 Silas 141 Brooklyn 100
50 Isaac 139 Natalie 98
51 Sawyer 139 Nevaeh 98
52 Dylan 137 Hadley 97
53 Joseph 137 Penelope 97
54 Josiah 134 Autumn 96
55 Andrew 132 Gianna 96
56 Sebastian 132 Piper 96
57 Matthew 128 Mary 95
58 Brooks 127 Ruby 95
59 Eli 127 Audrey 94
60 Leo 127 Hannah 94
61 Walker 127 Magnolia 94
62 Beau 126 Delilah 90
63 Carson 126 Grace 90
64 Jayden 126 Mila 90
65 Nolan 125 Blakely 85
66 Miles 124 Adeline 83
67 Elias 123 Emery 83
68 Weston 123 Serenity 83
69 Jaxson 121 Anna 82
70 Robert 121 Aubrey 82
71 Rowan 119 Josie 82
72 Bryson 118 Savannah 82
73 Mateo 118 Emilia 81
74 Parker 118 Sofia 81
75 Joshua 117 Camila 80
76 Jameson 116 Zoe 80
77 Luca 116 Lydia 79
78 Landon 115 Victoria 78
79 Jonathan 112 Claire 77
80 Isaiah 111 Eden 77
81 Axel 110 Margaret 77
82 Bennett 110 Eliza 76
83 Jace 109 Oaklynn 75
84 Cameron 107 Allison 75
85 Christian 107 Madelyn 74
86 Jeremiah 106 Bella 73
87 Micah 100 Josephine 73
88 Hunter 99 Parker 73
89 Legend 99 Alice 73
90 Rhett 98 Cora 72
91 Ezekiel 95 Genesis 72
92 Jasper 95 Millie 72
93 Aaron 94 Aaliyah 71
94 Kayden 94 Rylee 71
95 Ryder 94 Charlie 70
96 Declan 90 Peyton 70
97 Tucker 90 Madeline 70
98 Jayce 89 Adalynn 70
99 Ryker 89 Iris 70
100 Bentley 89 Eliana 70

Most Popular Tennessee Baby Names by Year

We have data on the most popular baby names in Tennessee for each year since records began in 1910 to the most recent data in 2021.

However, 111 years is a lot of data to display, so in the sections below we'll show you the top 5 most popular baby names for each of the last 10 years.

Popular Baby Names in Tennessee for 2020

As you can see the most popular baby names in Tennessee for births recorded in 2020 are Liam and Olivia.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 Liam 449 Olivia 402
2 William 447 Ava 366
3 Elijah 370 Amelia 346
4 James 368 Emma 343
5 Noah 337 Harper 282

Popular Baby Names in Tennessee for 2019

As you can see the most popular baby names in Tennessee for births recorded in 2019 are William and Ava.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 472 Ava 403
2 Liam 454 Olivia 374
3 Noah 403 Harper 339
4 Elijah 383 Emma 336
5 James 377 Amelia 328

Popular Baby Names in Tennessee for 2018

As you can see the most popular baby names in Tennessee for births recorded in 2018 are William and Emma.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 505 Emma 422
2 James 407 Ava 400
3 Liam 388 Olivia 372
4 Noah 385 Harper 317
5 Elijah 377 Amelia 312

Popular Baby Names in Tennessee for 2017

As you can see the most popular baby names in Tennessee for births recorded in 2017 are William and Ava.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 536 Ava 438
2 Elijah 438 Olivia 397
3 James 404 Emma 380
4 Noah 372 Amelia 312
5 Jackson 343 Harper 309

Popular Baby Names in Tennessee for 2016

As you can see the most popular baby names in Tennessee for births recorded in 2016 are William and Emma.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 562 Emma 411
2 Elijah 423 Ava 381
3 James 421 Olivia 379
4 Mason 389 Harper 322
5 Noah 372 Isabella 280

Popular Baby Names in Tennessee for 2015

As you can see the most popular baby names in Tennessee for births recorded in 2015 are William and Emma.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 528 Emma 477
2 James 440 Ava 416
3 Mason 419 Olivia 415
4 Elijah 415 Harper 298
5 Noah 400 Isabella 285

Popular Baby Names in Tennessee for 2014

As you can see the most popular baby names in Tennessee for births recorded in 2014 are William and Emma.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 546 Emma 493
2 Mason 438 Olivia 421
3 Elijah 428 Ava 412
4 James 428 Sophia 310
5 Noah 424 Abigail 303

Popular Baby Names in Tennessee for 2013

As you can see the most popular baby names in Tennessee for births recorded in 2013 are William and Emma.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 558 Emma 502
2 Mason 460 Ava 364
3 Elijah 424 Olivia 352
4 Noah 402 Sophia 338
5 James 400 Isabella 317

Popular Baby Names in Tennessee for 2012

As you can see the most popular baby names in Tennessee for births recorded in 2012 are William and Emma.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 581 Emma 500
2 Mason 484 Olivia 393
3 Elijah 453 Ava 388
4 James 414 Isabella 365
5 Jacob 388 Sophia 363

Popular Baby Names in Tennessee for 2011

As you can see the most popular baby names in Tennessee for births recorded in 2011 are William and Emma.

The table below shows the top 5 male and female names for the year.

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 607 Emma 460
2 Mason 469 Isabella 395
3 Elijah 443 Ava 363
4 Jacob 419 Olivia 354
5 James 395 Madison 351

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and excludes any names with fewer than 5 occurrences in any geographic area.

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