Tristan Name Meaning & Origin
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- Comments and insights on the name Tristan
Originally a boys' name, Tristan is gaining in usage as a girl's name as well.
- Personal experiences with the name Tristan
My name is Tristan and I am indeed a real person. A girl to be specific.
I graduated high school in Kentuckiana, in 2003 with a girl named Tristan, so the name has been around for a while as a girl name and a boy name. I love both equally but I am a huge fan of gender neutral/androgynous names.
I really dislike this name being used for girls (not usually a fan of names from classic literature being changed to the opposite sex- Tristan was a male knight), but to each his own!
I dated a male Tristan in high school (before it became popular for either sex) and just can't see this as a girl's name.
Also not a fan of Tristan for girls. Although the name is so old that the meaning is uncertain ( noisy being the most popular attribution) the famous historical owner of the name is so definitely male it seems ridiculous to call a girl by that name. Would you name a girl Arthur or Lancelot? (My youngest son is named Tristan.)
- Nicknames for Tristan
Trissi, Triss, Triss Triss, Tristy, Tristina, TrisTan, and Trister the Twister (:
- Meanings and history of the name Tristan
In literature Tristan was a male knight who was in love with the married princess Iseult (or Isolde).
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