Tristram definition by Webster's New World
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- 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: Old French Tristran, Tristan, altered (infl. by Classical Latin tristis, sad) ; from Celtic Drystan ; from drest, tumult, din
Tristram definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Variant of Tristan.