Name Tristan - Meaning and Origin

Name Tristan - Meaning and Origin

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Origin of first name:

Celts, French

Meaning of the name:

Tristan is derived from old Celtic names like Drustan, Celtic drest, "tumult".
Its origin is disputed because it was, of course, also imposed by the medieval legend of Tristan and Iseut who inspired many works.


It was worn by several Scottish kings, but is best known for the medieval legend of Tristan and Yseult, two lovers who inadvertently drank a love potion.
Saint Louis gave this name to his son.

The French novelist Tristan Bernard, his real name Paul (1866-1947), author of many books and specialist of words of mind,
the French-Romanian writer and poet Tristan Tzara (1896-1963), one of the founders of Dadaism,
American basketball player Tristan Thomson, Dutch cyclist Tristan Hoffman ...

Saint Tristan was a Breton monk of the fifth century.

His character :

Tristan has an endearing, delicate, emotional and intuitive personality. A shy man with a tender heart, he tends to make his ego disappear for the benefit of others. Its imaginative character gives it a strong sense of altruism, coupled with a certain love for utopia and innovation. His timidity does not prevent him from being sociable and loving the crowd while aspiring to calm and tranquility.


Tristam (England), Trestan, Trystan, Tristane (female).

His party :

November 12th or May 19th.

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