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What are the most popular baby names in Tennessee?

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

If you named your child William or Emma in 2012, you weren't the only one, according to the state Department of Health. 

For the second straight year, these were the two most popular boy and girl names given to children in Tennessee.

William has been the No. 1 name chosen for new baby boys born in the Volunteer State for six straight years.

Emma repeats as the most popular name for Tennessee baby girls after taking the top spot on the list in 2011.

Below are the most popular names given to children in Tennessee:

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

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

Ethan, Liam and Michael were three new names that appeared on this year's list. 

There are no new entries in the top 10 list of Tennessee girls' names this year, although the rankings of those names have changed since 2011.

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