Tristan is a name of Celtic origin and was originally probably written Drustan. In Welsh, it is written Drystan. The name Tristan first appears in French tales from the 12th century and was probably altered by association with the Old French term “triste” meaning “sad”. Tristan is mainly a male name and very rare as a female name.
Tristan means “sad” or “sorrowful” (from Old French “triste” or Latin “tristis”) and “riot”, “tumult”, “outcry” or “noise” (from Celtic “drest, drust”).
The name Tristan is ranked #957 overall.
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