Name: Tennessee

Origin and Meaning of the Name Tennessee

  • Pronunciation:
    (ten eh SEE)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Tennessee)
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Miscellaneous Info for Tennessee

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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    American playwright Tennessee Williams was born Thomas Lanier Williams III. Tennessee began as a college nickname. Tennessee comes from the Cherokee word "Tanasi", but the meaning is unfortunately lost.

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