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What does Tristen mean?

Tristen [tris-ten] as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Tristen) is of Celtic derivation. Tristen is a version, with the suffix -en, of Tristan (Celtic): from a Celtic name.


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

Kreatif forms:
(male) Tristeo, Trister, ..

(female) Triste, Tristo, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name statistics of Tristen for boys. Tristen entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #249 in the U.S. in the year 1996, and is at #507 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent variation forms of Tristen (#507 from current records) are Tristan (#101 from current records), Tristian (#878), Tristin (#1043), Triston (#856), Tristyn (#1637) and Trystan (#1108). Other forms, like Tristram, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Tristen was well-received in 1996 (usage of 0.5%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.3%, 37.4%), with the form Tristin becoming less stylish. Tristan has been the most well-known version, though Tristian has grown popular as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tristen, Tristan, 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

Recommended names are Alsten, Arien, Aristeo, Arsen, Austen, Branten, Brenten, Brien, Brysen, Cristen, Criston, Dunsten, Dusten, Griffen, Jaisen, Justen, Kristan, Krister, Kristien, Litten, Marsten, Milten (see Milton), Orsen, Osten, Quinten, Rusten, Tamsen, Tansen, Tayten, Teigen, Teyten, Thorsten, Thursten, Thyssen, Tiesen, Tilden, Tilton, Torsten, Torston, Trenten, Trentin, Trenton, Treven, Triton, Tyssen, Westen, Winsten and Wriston. These names tend to be more commonly used than Tristen.