What does Trista mean?
Trista [trista] as a girls' name is pronounced TRISS-tah. It is of English origin. Feminine of Tristan and/or a rhyming variant of Christa. The spelling of Trysta suggests the English word "tryst", usually taken to mean a romantic appointment to meet. The source was the name of a tragic male lover of Celtic legend. A young knight sent to retrieve Isolde, his king's betrothed, from Ireland, they fall in love but the romance ended in grief. This ancient name might derive from a Pictish original, Drostan, but the form was influenced by the French term "triste", meaning "sad". Tristan is used more for boys than for girls; Tristan variants serve as alternatives to names like Kristen and Christine. A woman named Trista Rehn appeared in the 2002 reality show "The Bachelorette".
24 more related forms via Christa, Christine, Kristen: Chrissa, Christa▼, Christi▼, Christy▼, Chrysta, Crista, Crysta, Khrista, Khrysta, Krissy, Krista▼, Kristain, Kristan, Kristel, Kristen▼, Kristi▼, Kristian▼, Kristin▼, Kristina▼, Kristyn▼, Kristyna, Krysia, Krysta▼ and Krystah.Creative forms:
(female) Tersta, Trita, ..
(male) Trist, Trita, .. Middle name pairings:
Trista Cora (T.C.), ..
How popular is Trista?
Trista is a very popular first name for females (#1330 out of 4276, Top 31%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Trista was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #442 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Trista are Kristina (#742 from current records), Christine (#793), Kristen (#888), Krista (#1697), Kristin (#1871), Krysta, Kristyn, Christi, Tristan, Tristin, Tristen, Tristyn, Kristian, Krissy, Crysta, Crista, Kristan, Kristel, Kristi, Christa and Christy. Usage of these relations of Trista was widespread 35 years ago (average #841) and is now significantly less (#1817, ▼98%), with forms like Tristan falling out of fashion.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Alista, Arista, Brieta, Brisa▼, Brisha, Brisia, Brissa, Brita, Britta, Crissa, Cristal▼, Cristi, Cristy▼, Erisha, Irisa, Irisha, Irita, Krisia, Krissa, Kristal▼, Kristl (see Crystal), Kristy▼, Prisca, Taisa, Taisha, Taisia, Teisha, Terasita, Teresita, Tersita, Tisa, Tisha▼, Tita, Tresa, Tressa, Tricia▼, Trina▼, Trinita, Tris, Trisa, Trish, Trisha▼, Trisia, Trissa, Tristenna and Tyisha. These names tend to be less commonly used than Trista.See names in meaning and etymology.