What does Tristen mean?
Tristen /tris-ten/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Tristen) is of Celtic derivation. Tristen is a version of Tristan (Celtic): from a Celtic name. Compare last name Trosen.
How popular is Tristen?
Tristen is an uncommon first name for males. Tristen is an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Tristen for boys. Tristen entered the list in 1995 and reached its highest rank of #249 in the U.S. in the year 1996, and is at #507 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Prominent variation forms of Tristen (#507 the previous year) are Tristan (#101 the previous year), Tristian (#878), Tristin, Triston (#856) and Trystan. Forms like Tristyn are uncommon. Usage of these boy names reached its most widespread in 1996 (usage of 0.5965%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.2763%, down 53.7%), with the forms Tristian, Tristin, Triston and Trystan becoming less stylish. Tristan (#101) and Tristen (#507) are two of the more chic baby names in this list. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Tristen and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)