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Gender: Female Meaning of Tristan: "noise or sorrowful" Origin of Tristan: Celtic

The name Tristan is a girl's name of Celtic origin meaning "noise or sorrowful". Tristan and is often added to user-created lists like Arthurian names for Boys and Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Though Tristan was the male figure in the romantic legend and his name has become trendy for boys, it's used now for girls, too, much more often than the feminine Isolde.

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Famous People Named Tristan

Tristan Ann Prettyman, American singer-songwriter
Tristan Taormino, American feminist author
Tristan Ayley, son of Marianas Trench bassist Mike Ayley

Pop Culture References for the name Tristan

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