What does Trista mean?
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 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]
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)
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)
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.
Thinking of names?
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.