- a masculine name: dim. Tris; var. Tristam, Tristan
- Medieval Legend a knight sent to Ireland by King Mark of Cornwall to bring back the princess Isolde to be the king's bride: Isolde and Tristram fall in love and tragically die together; in some versions, Tristram marries another Isolde, a princess of Brittany
Origin of TristramOld French Tristran, Tristan, altered (infl. by Classical Latin tristis, sad) ; from Celtic Drystan ; from drest, tumult, din
Variant of Tristan.