Tristana is a girl’s name of Welsh and French origin. It’s a feminine form of Tristan, an anglicization of the Welsh name Drystan, which was influenced by the French triste, meaning “sad.” The name was made famous by the character of Tristan in the Celtic legend of Tristan and Isolde. There, Tristan is a Cornish knight who falls in love with an Irish princess. Tristan is also mentioned in Arthurian legend as being one of the Knights of the Round Table. Despite its sad meaning, Tristana’s elegant sound and romantic connotations are sure to make baby feel like a character from a fairytale!
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