Trinity Origin and Meaning

The name Trinity is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "triad".

A name that feels both spiritual and trendy, Trinity surged up the charts in the early 2000s, following the release of The Matrix. In just two years, it made an impressive jump from the latter end of the charts to the US Top 100, where it remained for more than a decade.

A word name that literally means "triad" or "a group of three", it is heavily associated with the Christian belief that God is three separate entities, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, but is still a single Godhead. Known as the Holy Trinity, this religious aspect brought the name into use in the 20th century.

In The Matrix, the name is used to suggest a parallel between the character and God and to create a sense of mystery and power around her. Interestingly, however, the movie actually made Trinity feel more usable, familiar, and cool as a name option.

For 12 years, Trinity appeared in the US Top 100, however, it has been in decline since 2012, dropping out of the UK charts in 2020 and disappearing from New Zealand's rankings. Nevertheless, it remains in the US Top 500, and was given to nearly 900 girls in 2023.

What does the future hold for Trinity? It's religious aspects may well keep it in use for years to come and with Genesis in the Top 100, and other religious word choices like Chosen and Halo rising up the charts, it might just have a resurgence in the future.

# 349 in the US

Trinity Rank in US Top 1000

# 1442 on Nameberry

Trinity Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Trinity Popularity

Famous People Named Trinity

  • Trinity McCray Fatu aka NaomiAmerican pro wrestler
  • Trinity Kardashian Bonetstage name of Joshua Jones, American drag queen of "Rupaul's Drag Race", Season 6
  • Trinity Taylorstage name of Ryan Taylor, American drag queen of "Rupaul's Drag Race", Season 9
  • Stephanie Trinityring name of Stephanie Finochio, American pro wrestler
  • Trinitystage name of Wade Brammer, Jamaican male reggae DJ
  • Trinity Adkinsdaughter of country singer Trace Adkins
  • Trinity Rodmandaughter of basketball player Dennis Rodman
  • Trinity Bosh (b. 2008)daughter of basketball player Chris Bosh
  • Coco Trinity Chung (b. 2008)daughter of actress Diane Farr and Seung Yong Chung, twin of sister Sawyer Lucia Chung

Trinity in Pop Culture

  • Trinitycharacter in "The Matrix" films
  • Trinity Kwancharacter on TV's "Power Rangers"
  • Trinity Ashbycharacter on TV's "Sons of Anarchy"
  • Trinity Magewoodcharacter in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
  • Trinity Foxxmain character from Mari Mancusi's "Scorched"
  • Trinity Wellscharacter on TV's Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • Trinitycharacter in Canadian TV series "Trailer Park Boys"
  • Trinityfemale member of the Brotherhood of Evil in DC Comics
  • Trinitycharacter in Stieg Larsson's The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • Trinitymale character in 1970 film "They Call Me Trinity" and sequels
  • The Trinity Killeralias of a character on TV's "Dexter"
  • TrinityChristian concept of God as three beings
  • Trinity Schoolan elite private school in New York City