Meaning of Tristan
and the Origins of this baby name
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.
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.
The name Tristan is pronounced as triss-turn
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
Popular Variants for the name Tristan: Trestan
Common nicknames for the name Tristan are: Tris
We think the name Tristan should fall under the following style category: French
See other French names
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
See other "honest" names for boys and girls