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Trista /tri-sta/ 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".


Trista has 9 variants: Tristan, Tristana, Tristen, Tristin, Tristina, Tristyn, Trysta, Trystan and Trystin.

Trista has 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.

Kreatif forms: Taista, Trasta, Trisday. [more]

pinHow 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)

Charted below is the birth name history of Trista for girls. Trista was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #455 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Trista name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Trista outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the history of the girl name Trista and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Trista are Christine (#689 from current records), Kristina (#779), Kristen (#814), Kristyn, Krysta, Tristen, Tristan, Kristin, Kristi, Christy, Christi, Crysta, Krista, Christa, Kristan and Kristian. Usage of these relations of Trista was widespread during the years 1980-1989 (average #476) and is now significantly less (#957, 92%), with forms like Kristen, Kristina, Christine, Christi and Christy falling out of fashion.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Trista, Christa, Christi, Christine, Christy in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Crysta, Krista, Kristan, Kristen, Kristi in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kristian, Kristin, Kristina, Kristyn, Krysta in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tristan, Tristen in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Christine, Kristina outside U.S.

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Suggested similar baby names are Alista, Arista, Brieta, Brisa, Brisha, Brisia, Brissa, Brita, Britta, Crissa, Cristal, Cristi, Cristy, Erisha, Irisa, Irisha, Irita, Krisia, Krissa, Kristal, Kristl, 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.