Other Origin(s):Roman
Meaning:noisy or full of sorrows
Trista as a girl's name is of English origin and is a feminine form of Tristan meaning "noisy or full of sorrows," The source was the name of a tragic male lover of Celtic legend. A young knight sent to retrieve Isolde, his king's betrothed, from Ireland, they fall in love but the romance ended in grief. This ancient name might derive from a Pictish original, Drostan, but the form was influenced by the French term "triste," meaning "sad."
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