Tristan

Male

Meaning

Bold or sad

Origin

French

Pronunciation

/ˈtrɪstən/

Traits associated with the name Tristan:

Dogs named Tristan tend to be loving, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Tristan?

Naming your dog Tristan suggests that you have a strong appreciation for classic literature and culture. It also suggests that you have a strong sense of loyalty and commitment, as Tristan is a character from the Arthurian legend who is known for his loyalty and devotion.

Is Tristan a good dog name?

Tristan has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Tristan isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

1,871
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1,221
New York City Dog Name Database
1,388
Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Tristan is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Tristan was, in the past month, the 1103rd most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Tristan is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Tristan was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Tristan's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Tristan is most adored in Colorado, Louisiana and California.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Nebraska, New Jersey and Iowa.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Tristan.

Most popular breeds named Tristan:

  1. German Shepherd
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Cocker Spaniel
  4. Bichon Frise
  5. Dachshund

Tristan is found in these categories:

french dog names
french

Derived from a French tale about a knight and his tragic love.

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Medieval tales and Arthurian legends popularized this moniker.

Dog names like Tristan:

One Who Tailors Clothes
God Is Good
God Is Good
Softener Of Cloth
Lathe Worker
Tile Maker
Tristan dog name meaning

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Paul (New York, United States)
My dog is named Tristan. He is industrious, loving, intelligent, bold and a good companion. Not sad very often except if Princess kicks him out of his favorite bed.
February 28, 2022

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