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What does Trista mean?

Trista \t-ris-ta, tr(i)-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".


Variations

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

Trista has 47 more related forms via Christa, Christine, Kristen: Chris, Chrissa, Christa, Christen, Christi, Christie, Christy, Chryssa, Chrysta, Crista, Cristine, Crysta, Crystie, Crystin, Khrista, Khristin, Khrysta, Kirsty, Krissie, Krissy, Krista, Kristain, Kristaine, Kristan, Kristeen, Kristel, Kristen, Kristene, Kristi, Kristian, Kristijna, Kristin, Kristina, Kristine, Kristyn, Kristyna, Kristyne, Krisztina, Krysia, Kryssi, Krysta, Krystah, Krysten, Krystin, Krystyn, Krystyna and Tinie.


Popularity

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. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity 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 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 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 usage of the girl name Trista and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Trista are Christine (#689 the previous year), Kristina (#779), Kristen (#814), Krysta, Kristyn, Kristine, Christa, Krysten, Krystin, Tristen, Tristan, Kristin, Kristian, Crysta, Christy, Christen, Christie, Kirsty, Krista, Kristi, Chris, Kristan and Christi. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4574%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.0299%, down 93.5%), with forms like Kristen, Kristina, Christine, Christen and Christy falling out of fashion. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chris, Christa, Christen, Christi, Christie, Christine, Christy, Crysta, Krista, Kristan in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kristen, Kristi, Kristian, Kristin, Kristina, Kristine, Kristyn, Krysta, Krysten, Krystin in U.S.

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

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


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Arista, Trisa, Trisha, Trisia and Trissa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Trista.

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