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What does Tris mean?

Tris Pronunciation of Tris [tris] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Tris) has its root in Celtic. Tris is a version of Tristan (Celtic): from a Celtic name.


5 related forms via Tristan: Tristam, Tristen, Tristin, Triston and Tristyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Taris, Teris, ..

(female) Trise, Trya, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tris Konner (T.K.), ..

How popular is Tris?

Tris is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Tris is an equally unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Tristan (#101 via latest list), Tristen (#619), Tristin (#1073), Triston (#952) and Tristyn (#1840) are the prominent variation forms of Tris (not in Top 2000). Usage of these relations of Tris was more pronounced 2 decades ago (median #533) and is somewhat less today (#917, 40.7% less usage), with versions like Tristin becoming less fashionable. Tristan is the most fashionable name for newborns among these. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Tris is pronounced similarly to Trace. Other recommended names are Aris, Arris, Arvis, Baris, Boris, Chris, Cris, Elis, Enis, Faris, Idris, Jaris, Joris, Kris, Luis, Moris, Nuris, Odis, Orsis, Otis, Paris, Reis, Tait, Taos, Tarik, Tarin, Tariq, Tavis, Terris, Tevis, Thijs, Tigris, Tijs, Tim, Toril, Torin, Torio, Trai, Trail, Travis, Tre, Trevis, Trey, Troi, Troy, True and Tyrus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tris.