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Tristan Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Tristan is of English origin.

The meaning of Tristan is "riot, tumult".  

It is also of Welsh origin, where its meaning is "bold" and Arthurian origin, where its meaning is "riot, Tumult".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 101 in baby name popularity for boys with 3872 occurrences.  It ranked 2816 in popular baby names for girls with 61 occurrences. 

View the Tristan Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Tristan has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Tristan to other names.


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Related Names

The name Tristao is a form of Tristan.

Other Tidbits

Tristan falls into the Arthurian legend name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Tristan in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

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Just for fun, see the name Tristan in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Tristan in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.