Tristan is the Anglicized version of Drystan, which was first used in Celtic and Welsh languages. The name itself is derived from Drust, meaning "valiant" or "tumult." The name is also likely influenced by the French term "triste," which means "sad." Tristan has origins in Greek mythology, as Tristan is the tragic hero at the center of the medieval tale "Tristan and Isolde." The name is a popular choice in Spain, England, and the United States, where it is used as an alternative to Christian.
Similar Names: Tristen, Tristin, Trystan
Famous Tristan Names: Tristan MacManus (professional dancer), Tristan Wilds (actor and recording artist)