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FOR REAL: Tristan most likely comes from a Welsh or Pictish name similar to Drustan or Drostan, which comes from a Celtic root meaning "riot; tumult." It was used for a medieval tragic character whose romantic tale was sung by troubadours all over Europe. During that time the name became linked to the Latin word tristis meaning "sad," hence its alteration. in the USA in the 1990s it became popular thanks to Tristan Ludlow, the character Brad Pitt played in the 1994 film Legends of the Fall.

diminutives: Tris

related names: Tristram

Other recorded spellings: Trystan, Tristen, Triston, Tristin, Tryston, Tristyn, Trysten, Trysten, Tristain