Tristan

Tristan - A unique male name



  Nov 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Tristan, meaning noise or sorrowful, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1962 on position #1558. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Tristan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Tristan? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Tristan. The baby boy name Tristan was given to 4,387 baby boys in 2012, ranking #89 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 374 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Tristan peaked in popularity 23 years ago in 1996 on position 67.



Famous with this name

Tristan Seith
Dorothy Tristan
Tristan Göbel


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Tristan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Tristan is currently topping the baby name charts in Hawaii at position #49 - and is the least popular in Nebraska at position #136.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Tristan is where you live.


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Tristan origin and meaning

Tristan is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means noise or sorrowful. To see famous people named Tristan, pop culture references for the name Tristan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Tristan

We've found the following names that sound similar to Tristan, sorted by popularity.

Tristen / Triston / Tristin / Tristian / Trystan / Thurston / Tristyn / Tryston / Trysten / Treston /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201289
201187
201084
200980
200881
200787
200686
2005113
2004115
2003112
2002103
2001108
2000105
199999
199892
199792
199667
1995121
1994454
1993413
1992371
1991339
1990328
1989314
1988287
1987247
1986243
1985220
1984249
1983246
1982274
1981417
1980646
1979695
1978805
1977912
1976936
1975903
1974990
19731035
1972918
1971942
19701155
19691282
19681235
19671266
19661487
19631755
19621558

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Hawaii49
Alaska52
Montana59
South Dakota65
Georgia70
Idaho70
Mississippi71
Connecticut72
Alabama74
Delaware74
Virginia75
Nevada77
Tennessee77
Missouri78
North Carolina79
South Carolina80
Florida80
Louisiana81
North Dakota83
Arkansas84
New York84
Colorado84
West Virginia88
District of Columbia88
New Jersey90
Maryland90
Pennsylvania91
New Mexico93
Kentucky93
Wyoming94
Michigan94
Rhode Island94
Washington94
Ohio96
Oklahoma101
Texas102
Arizona104
Massachusetts104
Minnesota105
Kansas108
Maine112
Oregon114
Indiana115
Iowa115
Illinois115
California120
New Hampshire123
Wisconsin125
Utah126
Nebraska136

Even more about Tristan


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Tristan a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Tristan?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1996
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Tristan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 374
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1962
2012 births +4,387

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