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Tristan (girl)

What does Tristan mean?

Tristan Pronunciation of Tristan [tris-tan] as a girls' name (also used more commonly as boys' name Tristan) is of English origin. Tristan is a variant form of Trista (English). See also Tristana.


Tristan has 4 variants: Tristin, Tristyn, Trystan and Trystin.

4 more related forms via Trista: Tristana, Tristen, Tristina and Trysta.

Creative forms:
(female) Trisan, Tristal, ..

(male) Tristav, Trister, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tristan Aubrey (T.A.), ..

How popular is Tristan?

Tristan is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2812 out of 4276, Top 66%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#8586 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Tristan entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #592 in the U.S. in 1996, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tristan name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Tristyn, Tristin, Tristen and Trista are the popular related forms of Tristan. Other forms, like Trysta, are uncommon. These relations of Tristan were favored as baby names a decade ago, but now, versions like Trista have become somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tristan, Trista, Tristen, Tristin, Tristyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tristan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alisan, Arista, Brittan, Chrisstan (see Christina), Christan, Christian, Crista, Cristal, Cristen, Cristian, Cristin, Cristyn, Dustan, Khristian, Krista, Kristain, Kristal, Kristan, Kristen, Kristian, Kristin, Kristyn, Taisa, Taisha, Taisia, Teisha, Tirian, Tiryan, Tisa, Tisha, Tita, Tivian, Tivyan, Tresa, Tressa, Tricia, Trina, Trinita, Tris, Trisa, Trish, Trisha, Trishana, Trisia, Trissa, Trissina (see Tricia), Tristenna, Troian and Tyisha. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tristan.

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