Emma and William are TN's most popular baby names

Emma and William are the top baby names in Tennessee for the third year in a row.

The Tennessee Department of Health released their annual list on Thursday. William has been the number one name chosen for new baby boys born in Tennessee for seven straight years. Emma repeats as the most popular name for Tennessee baby girls after taking the top spot on the list in 2011 and 2012.

Here's the list:


1 Emma
2 Ava
3 Sophia
4 Olivia
5 Abigail
6 Isabella
7 Madison
8 Elizabeth
9 Emily
10 Addison


1 William
2 Mason
3 Elijah
4 James
5 Noah
6 Jacob
7 Liam
8 Ethan
9 Jackson
10 John

Elizabeth is a new addition to the list this year, replacing Chloe as the eighth most popular name. The other girls' names in the top ten are unchanged from 2012, although their rankings have shifted.

William has been the top choice for boys' names in Tennessee since 2007, and the top four choices for boys' names remain unchanged from 2012. John is a new addition to the top ten list, replacing Michael as number ten from last year. The number two names, Ava and Mason, are also unchanged since 2012.


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