Tristan is one of those dashing names that can evoke longing, joy or melancholy, depending on the circumstance. To some, Tristan sounds like “triste,” the French and Spanish word for “sad.” In medieval literature, Tristan was the heroic and ill-fated knight of Tristan and Isolde, a tragic romance that was later turned into an opera by Wagner. Variations include Tristen and Tristian. Chris Hemsworth named one of his twin sons Tristan in 2014.
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Tristan EvansDrummer
- Tristan HemsworthSon of Chris Hemsworth
- Tristan ThompsonBasketball Player
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