100 Most Popular Baby Names in Tennessee (Updated for 2022)

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 2022. 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, 2022, with a total count for the number of births registered with that given name.

You might be wondering why we don't have data for the current year, 2024. This is because the Social Security Administration who collect the data have to first verify it and safeguard privacy. Data from the previous year is released around May each year.

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 Liam 433 Olivia 392
2 William 416 Amelia 325
3 Oliver 399 Emma 299
4 Noah 392 Harper 299
5 James 382 Charlotte 298
6 Elijah 336 Ava 260
7 Henry 313 Evelyn 235
8 Hudson 292 Eleanor 211
9 John 275 Elizabeth 208
10 Asher 271 Willow 206
11 Waylon 268 Isabella 204
12 Jackson 263 Ellie 201
13 Samuel 255 Sophia 199
14 Maverick 252 Scarlett 192
15 Levi 243 Ella 187
16 Grayson 226 Mia 182
17 Mason 217 Nova 173
18 Lucas 214 Ivy 165
19 Wyatt 213 Luna 165
20 Ezra 210 Abigail 158
21 Walker 202 Hazel 158
22 Theodore 201 Caroline 157
23 Jack 200 Lily 156
24 Thomas 199 Paisley 153
25 Benjamin 197 Avery 149
26 Owen 195 Nora 141
27 Cooper 192 Stella 141
28 Michael 189 Everleigh 136
29 Luke 177 Violet 135
30 Carter 176 Lillian 134
31 Daniel 172 Riley 134
32 Charles 171 Chloe 130
33 Easton 169 Naomi 130
34 Joseph 167 Layla 127
35 Alexander 165 Aurora 124
36 Silas 164 Addison 122
37 Aiden 162 Lucy 122
38 Colton 159 Everly 117
39 David 159 Aria 116
40 Jaxon 157 Emily 116
41 Lincoln 150 Grace 116
42 Gabriel 149 Isla 115
43 Weston 149 Kinsley 115
44 Mateo 146 Madison 115
45 Kingston 144 Raelynn 112
46 Dylan 141 Zoey 112
47 Jacob 141 Ruby 108
48 River 135 Sadie 106
49 Josiah 134 Madelyn 104
50 Christopher 133 Hannah 102
51 Logan 133 Mary 101
52 Brooks 131 Magnolia 100
53 Sawyer 130 Mila 100
54 Everett 129 Zoe 99
55 Ethan 128 Autumn 97
56 Jameson 128 Delilah 97
57 Matthew 128 Emery 97
58 Greyson 127 Hadley 97
59 Jayden 125 Serenity 96
60 Parker 123 Nevaeh 92
61 Beau 122 Sofia 92
62 Elias 120 Penelope 91
63 Isaiah 118 Josie 90
64 Robert 118 Natalie 89
65 Harrison 117 Brooklyn 88
66 Leo 117 Sophie 87
67 Eli 116 Camila 86
68 Isaac 116 Eden 86
69 Miles 116 Iris 86
70 Andrew 115 Leilani 86
71 Bennett 114 Anna 84
72 Carson 113 Lydia 84
73 Landon 113 Lyla 84
74 Nolan 113 Genesis 83
75 Atlas 108 Rylee 83
76 Axel 107 Alice 82
77 Jace 106 Blakely 81
78 Hunter 106 Millie 81
79 Jonathan 106 Oakley 81
80 Rhett 105 Parker 81
81 Luca 104 Aubrey 80
82 Sebastian 104 Adeline 79
83 Joshua 103 Gianna 79
84 Wesley 103 Margaret 79
85 Anthony 101 Lainey 76
86 Jasper 100 Piper 76
87 Rowan 100 Oaklynn 76
88 Braxton 99 Clara 75
89 Bryson 97 Emersyn 75
90 Ian 97 Hallie 74
91 Kai 97 Skylar 74
92 Ryder 97 Ember 72
93 Roman 95 Kennedy 72
94 Tucker 95 Maria 72
95 Caleb 94 Eloise 71
96 August 94 Cora 71
97 Ezekiel 93 Emilia 70
98 Jordan 93 Josephine 70
99 Legend 91 Eliana 69
100 Christian 90 Madeline 69

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 2022.

However, 112 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 2021

As you can see the most popular baby names in Tennessee for births recorded in 2021 are William and Olivia.

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

Boys Girls
Rank Name Count Name Count
1 William 428 Olivia 377
2 Liam 399 Charlotte 358
3 James 385 Ava 354
4 Noah 385 Emma 336
5 Elijah 382 Amelia 300

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

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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