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What does Tristam mean?

Tristam Pronunciation of Tristam [tris-tam] as a boys' name is of Celtic origin. Tristam is a variant form of Tristan (Celtic): from a Celtic name.


9 related forms via Tristan: Drostan, Tris, Tristen, Tristian, Tristin, Triston, Tristram, Tristyn and Trystan.

Creative forms:
(male) Thitam, Tristo, ..

(female) Tristal, Tristay, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tristam Braydon (T.B.), ..

How popular is Tristam?

Tristam is an unusual given name for men. Tristam is an equivalently uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Tristan (#101 last year), Tristen (#619), Tristian (#1006), Tristin (#1073), Triston (#952), Tristyn (#1840) and Trystan (#1158) are the popular alternative forms of Tristam (outside Top 2000). These forms of Tristam were at the top of their popularity 2 decades ago (average #579) and are somewhat less popular today (#964, 39.9%), with versions such as Tristin becoming less in vogue. Tristan is the most fashionable baby name among these. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tristyn, Trystan in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Brigham, Gresham, Hisham, Kristan and Triton. Like Tristam, these names are not frequently used.