Tristan as a girls' name

Thoughts? Like? Dislike?

All boy or does it work on a girl?

Alt. spelling or this spelling?

Does it age well?


Boy name only.

It’s definitely all boy, nothing about it is feminine at all.

Despite the fact that it rhymes with the ultra feminine [name_f]Kristen[/name_f], it is still better for a boy in my opinion. I love [name_u]Tristan[/name_u] on a boy spelled this way and [name_f]Kristin[/name_f] spelled this way for a girl.

Boy’s name.

[name_u]Tristan[/name_u] is pretty much just for boys in my book. I think [name_f]Trista[/name_f] would be the female version.

Only on a boy! On a girl, try [name_f]Christina[/name_f] (love) or [name_f]Trinity[/name_f] (NMS but sounds similar).

The only [name_u]Tristan[/name_u] I know is a girl so I see it as unisex I like it better on a boy though

I guess it could be unisex. I think it’s a handsome name on a boy, but I also see how it could be a cool pick for a girl. What about [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f] nn [name_u]Tris[/name_u]? I like [name_f]Kristen[/name_f], too.

Despite what numerous [name_f]Berrie[/name_f]'s are saying, I think [name_u]Tristan[/name_u] is perfectly fine as a girls name. I have always considered it as being a fairly ‘soft’ boys name (not that that is in anyway a bad thing), and I think it works perfectly for a girl: a sort of hybrid of [name_f]Kristen[/name_f] and [name_f]Trinity[/name_f]. If you love it, go for it. I much prefer it on a girl.

Dislike. [name_u]Tristan[/name_u] is a boy’s name. What about [name_f]Tressa[/name_f] or [name_f]Tamsin[/name_f] instead?

I knew a girl named [name_u]Tristan[/name_u] (who passed at age 15, unfortunately), so I don’t mind it on a girl. I do slightly prefer it on a boy, though.

All boy [name_f]IMO[/name_f].

[name_f]My[/name_f] name is [name_u]Tristan[/name_u]; I’m a woman nearing 50 years of age. [name_f]My[/name_f] mother saw it on a little girl in a magazine and loved it. When I was a child, few people had heard of it, or they said “As in [name_u]Tristan[/name_u] and [name_f]Isolde[/name_f]?” Now, most people assume it’s a boy; it causes slight confusion at the dentist or wherever. Or they think I’m using my husband’s credit card. For that reason I might stay away from it for a girl; I’ve met quite a few young male Tristans. I’ve always liked my name, though.

[name_f]Isolde[/name_f] was the girl in that legend, not [name_u]Tristan[/name_u] :wink:

I also agree that [name_u]Tristan[/name_u] is best left to the boys.

No. [name_u]Tristan[/name_u] is a masculine name. I would hate to see this on a female.

Yes, that’s what I meant- they had either never heard of it (therefore didn’t assume a gender) or they knew it as s boy’s name. Now everyone HAS heard of it- as a boy’s name. I guess I wasn’t clear enough in my post.

I wasn’t directing that to you, I was directing it to the question of [name_u]Tristan[/name_u] as a girl’s name, haha.

I like it for a girl :slight_smile: maybe [name_u]Trystin[/name_u] or [name_u]Tristyn[/name_u]?