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Tristan Name Popularity

How popular is the name Tristan? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 1,428 6 0.0003%
1963 1,587 5 0.0003%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 1,421 6 0.0004%
1967 1,204 10 0.0007%
1968 1,200 12 0.0008%
1969 1,182 14 0.0009%
1970 1,109 21 0.0013%
1971 926 37 0.0025%
1972 906 38 0.0028%
1973 1,003 27 0.0021%
1974 966 33 0.0025%
1975 886 46 0.0036%
1976 924 41 0.0032%
1977 901 48 0.0036%
1978 799 69 0.0051%
1979 691 106 0.0075%
1980 645 137 0.0094%
1981 414 355 0.0242%
1982 273 728 0.0487%
1983 246 840 0.0569%
1984 249 849 0.0571%
1985 220 1,052 0.0693%
1986 243 900 0.0596%
1987 246 911 0.0597%
1988 287 770 0.0494%
1989 313 731 0.0453%
1990 328 718 0.0433%
1991 339 691 0.0424%
1992 371 591 0.037%
1993 413 522 0.0335%
1994 454 441 0.0287%
1995 121 3,085 0.2047%
1996 67 5,458 0.3645%
1997 92 4,187 0.2831%
1998 92 4,167 0.2784%
1999 99 3,839 0.2564%
2000 105 3,523 0.2306%
2001 108 3,567 0.2367%
2002 103 3,720 0.2482%
2003 112 3,634 0.2389%
2004 115 3,475 0.228%
2005 113 3,586 0.2345%
2006 86 5,408 0.3454%
2007 87 5,334 0.3381%
2008 81 5,656 0.3659%
2009 80 5,347 0.3577%
2010 84 4,891 0.3394%
2011 86 4,724 0.3316%
2012 88 4,427 0.3107%
2013 96 4,007 0.2814%
2014 98 3,903 0.2679%
2015 101 3,911 0.2688%
2016 108 3,617 0.2509%
2017 121 3,278 0.2349%
2018 123 3,189 0.2321%
2019 150 2,543 0.1879%

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Names Like Tristan

If you like Tristan, you’ll love these other names like Tristan.


What names are variants of Tristan?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Tristan.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Tris

Celtic

Tristam

A variant spelling of Tristan.

Celtic

Tristen

Noise

Celtic

Tristian

Noise

Celtic

Tristin

Noise

Celtic

Triston

Noise

Celtic

Tristram

“A blustering fellow,” based on the Celtic drest, a tumult.

Celtic

Tristyn

Noise

Celtic

Trystan

Noise

Celtic


What names sound like Tristan?

If you like how Tristan sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Tristan.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Thorstan

Thor's stone

English

Thurstan

Thor's stone

English

Torsten

Thor's stone

English

Torston

Thor's stone

English


Lists With Tristan

Find inspiration in these baby boy name lists featuring the name Tristan.


Siblings of Tristan

Mamas with kids named Tristan also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Melanie

Black

Greek

Giselle

Pledge

French

Andrew

Manly and powerful

Greek

Tyron

Owen's county

Gaelic

Treyton

Town near trees.

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6 Comments

  1. His Father name is Trenton and he chose the name Tristan for our precious little boy.

  2. Tristan does not mean sad. Some people think this because it sounds like the Spanish word. Tristan is the diminutive of an old Pictish or Scottish name that could only be given to kings, so the meaning on the internet should be changed to little king. My son loves his name and it’s very popular. I named him after the opera Tristan y Isolde and he turned out to be an opera singer and a very blessed child. Girls love his name – I didn’t foresee this when he was a baby lol but his girl classmates always mention this.

  3. He is a junior

  4. I was looking around at baby boy names, since this was my second one. I asked my oldest and my husband on what they thought. They were given 2 different options, Carter, or Tristan.We chose the name Tristan because it was a good strong name. Tristan’s middle name is James, he has 2 uncles named James. Tristan is a very good baby, he loves to cuddle with his momma.

  5. I love names that aren’t on the most popular list!

  6. Every day I am happy I chose the name Tristan for my son. It is a strong masculine name, but I also feel that it is gentle on the tongue. It is a classic name but not overly popular. I just love this name!


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