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Meaning of Tristan

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Meaning

The name Tristan has the following meaning:

A knight. Sir Tristan was one of the knights of the round table of the King Arthur fame.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.

Popularity

As a baby boy name, Tristan is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 109 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Tristan rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 1 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 80 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Tristan in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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Pronunciation

The name Tristan is pronounced as triss-turn

Origins

Tristan originates from the Celtic language.

See other suggested Celtic baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Tristan and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Tristan: Boys - Girls - Kenna, Both genders - Arthur, Brett, Kelly

Variants

Popular Variants for the name Tristan: Trestan, Trestin, Treston, Trestton, Trestyn, Tris (Nickname), Trisan, Trisden, Tristain, Tristam, Tristano (Italian), Tristen (English), Tristian, Tristin (English), Triston (English), Tristram, Tristten, Tristyn, Tristynne, Tryistan, Trystan (Welsh), Trysten, Trystian, Trystin, Trystn, Tryston, Trystyn

Nicknames

Common nicknames for the name Tristan are: Tris

Style

We think the name Tristan should fall under the following style category: French.

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Impression

Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Tristan to be: Handsome and honest chap

In one word, you might describe Tristan as a(n) "honest" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Tristan (or its variants) are:

Tristan Taormino, born on 9 May, a famous author. Tristan Taormino's background: An award-winning author, columnist, editor and film director (and occasional actress).

Tristan Tzara, born on 16 April, a famous poet. Tristan Tzara's background: A Romanian poet and essayist. He was one of the founders of the Dada movement, known best for his manifestos.

Triston Grant, born on 22 January, a famous athelete. Triston Grant's background: A Canadian professional ice hockey player. He plays left wing for the Philadelphia Phantoms in the American Hockey League.
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