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
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