Origin:Celtic
Popularity:317
Meaning:sad
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.

Famous Tristans

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

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