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Origin and meaning of Tristen

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The meaning of Tristen is unknown.
Its origin is "Modern English variant of the Old French name Tristan".
Tristen is a form of Tristan and is generally pronounced like "TRISS tehn".

This name is mostly being used as a boys name. Last year it ranked 619th in the U.S. Social Security Administration list of most popular baby boy names. Show popularity chart

Tristen is a modern English variant of the Old French name Tristan, whose meaning is uncertain. It may be a variant of the Pictish name Drustan, which is a diminutive of the Pictish name Drust, which may be derived from the Gaelic/Celtic word drest, meaning "riot" or "tumult."

Over time the spelling of the name changed as it became associated with the Latin word tristis (French triste), meaning "sad." This may have been in part due to folk legend surrounding the Celtic legend of the ill-fated lovers Tristan and Isolde.
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Baby names rank over the past 10 years:

Source: US SSA
2007 626 1691 342
2008 624 1982 338
2009 587 2441 304
2010 645 2676 334
2011 686 2727 353
2012 701 2981 359
2013 880 3191 452
2014 996 3526 508
2015 1234 7191 619
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Percentage used per gender (past 5 years):


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Meaning of Tristen: Tristen is a modern English variant of the Old French name Tristan, whose meaning is uncertain

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