Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage English (American)
Scripts ᏔᎾᏏ 'Tanasi' (Cherokee)
Pronounced Pron. ten-ə-SEE
Other Forms FormsTennesea (feminine elaboration), Tenny (diminutive), Tensy/Tincy (diminutive), Tinisie (phonetic variant)
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Contributor Contrib.Robert on 3/9/2007
From the Cherokee word Ta'nasi' of uncertain meaning which was originally the name of a village in present-day Monroe County, Tennessee (U.S.A.).