US Popularity:477
Other Origin(s):Roman
Meaning:Sad, melancholy
Tristan is a gender-neutral name of Celtic origin. Derived from the French word "triste," it means "sad" or "melancholy." In Arthurian folklore, Tristan was a legendary character who fell in love with an Irish princess called Iseult. While their romance didn't last, the name Tristan endured and is now a popular choice for baby boys and girls. Actor Chris Hemsworth brought the name into the spotlight when he called one of his twin sons Tristan in 2014.

Famous People Named Tristan

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  • Tristan Evans
  • Tristan Hemsworth
    Son of Chris Hemsworth
  • Tristan Thompson
    Basketball Player

Tristan Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Tristan is currently #291 on The Bump
Boy:Tristan is currently #166 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Tristan is currently #218 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Tristan is currently #477 in U.S. births
Boy:Tristan is currently #253 in U.S. births
Girl:Tristan is currently #5094 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 194
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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