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What does Tristram mean?

Tristram Pronunciation of Tristram [tris-tram] as a boys' name has its root in Celtic. Tristram is a version of Tristan (Celtic): from a Celtic name.


7 related forms via Tristan: Tristam, Tristen, Tristian, Tristin, Triston, Tristyn and Trystan.

Creative forms:
(male) Tristrum, Trumtram, ..

(female) Tristah, Tristra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tristram Harry (T.H.), ..

How popular is Tristram?

Tristram is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Tristram is an equivalently unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Tristram (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Tristan (#101 a year ago), Tristen (#619), Triston (#952), Tristian (#1006), Tristin (#1073), Trystan (#1158) and Tristyn (#1840). These relations of Tristram were popular as baby names 19 years ago (median #579) and are somewhat less conventional today (#964, down 39.9%), with forms like Tristin becoming somewhat outmoded. Tristan is the most trendy birth name in this compilation. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Recommended names are Ahiram, Arram, Aviram, Bartram, Bertram, Briggham (see Brigham), Brigham, Cristian, Grantham, Gresham, Hiram, Hisham, Kristan, Kristian, Mistral, Tris and Triton. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tristram.