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Tristram

Heart
Medieval English variation of Tristan, “noise or sorrowful"
"noise or sorrowful"

Tristram Origin and Meaning

The name Tristram is a boy's name of English origin.
This version of Tristan, known to English Lit students from the novel Tristram Shandy, is rarely used in this country, but, though its similarity to the popular Tristan could prove confusing, still makes an interesting literary choice.

Baseball legend Tris Speaker was christened Tristram and the protagonist of the Anthony Burgess novel The Wanting Seed is Tristram Foxe.
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Lists containing Tristram

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Famous People Named Tristram

  • Tristram RisdonEnglish antiquarian and topographer
  • Tristram Julian William HuntBritish historian and politician
  • Tristram Ogilvie CaryEnglish,Australian composer
  • Tristram DaltonU.S. Senator from Massachusetts
  • Tristram ShapeeroEnglish TV director
  • Tristram PowellEnglish TV director
  • Tristram StuartEnglish author and activist
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Tristram in Pop Culture

  • "Tristram Shandy" novel by Laurence Sterne and its main character
  • Tristram "Tristy" Phippscharacter in "The Revenge for Love" (1937) by Wyndham Lewis
  • Sir Tristram Shieldcharacter in Georgette Heyer's novel "The Talisman Ring"
  • Tristram Trustiefriend to Goodluck in Nicholas Udall's play Ralph Roister Doister (1551)
  • Sir Tristram de Lyonesone of two title characters in the fifth book of Le Mort D'Arthur, "Tristram and Iseult"
  • New Tristrama human town in the Diablo video game series
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