Usage: Welsh, English, French, Celtic Mythology
Pronounced: TRIS-tan (English), trees-TAWN (French)
From the Celtic name Drystan, which was probably derived from drest meaning "riot" or "tumult". It is sometimes associated with Latin tristis "sad", but this connection is doubtful. In Celtic legend Tristan was sent to Ireland in order to fetch Isolde, who was to be the bride of King Mark of Cornwall. Instead, Tristan and Isolde end up falling in love.
Possible namedays (saints) in Hungary: 7th February, 28th November