Name Tristan Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Tristan


Tristan is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Tristan thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Tristan?

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.

What does the name Tristan mean?

Tristan means “sad” or “sorrowful” (from Old French “triste” or Latin “tristis”) and “riot”, “tumult”, “outcry” or “noise” (from Celtic “drest, drust”).

Pronunciation of Tristan

Variants of the name Tristan

Thristan Trystan

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Popularity of the name Tristan

The name Tristan is ranked #957 overall.

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