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Meaning and Origin of: Tristan

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old Welsh, Latin : Noisy one; laborer

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Spanish (Tristán) : from the popular medieval personal name Tristán, derived from a British Celtic legend which became incorporated into the Arthurian cycle as the story of Tristan and Iseult. The name is of unknown derivation. It was transmitted through Old French and became associated by folk etymology with Latin tristis ‘sad’.

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