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.
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Son of Chris Hemsworth
Ancestry, Tristan Family History
Online Etymology Dictionary, Tristram, October 2017
Online Etymology Dictionary, trist (adj.), September 2017
House of Names, Tristan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Britannica, Tristan and Isolde, legendary figures, November 2023
People, Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky Name Twin Sons Tristan and Sasha, December 2020
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