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Meaning of Tristram - What does the name Tristram means?
Pronunciation:
tris-trum
Gender: Boy Name
Origin: English
Name Meaning: From the Old French Tristran, which is from the Gaelic Drystan, a name derived from drest (tumult, riot). The name was borne in medieval legend by a knight who was sent to Ireland by King Mark of Cornwall to bring Isolde back to be the king's bride. On the return trip, Tristram and Isolde accidentally drank a love potion intended for the king and fell in love. Tristram left to fight for King Howel of Brittany and, seriously wounded in battle, sent for Isolde. She arrived too late and died from grief next to Tristram's deathbed.The tale was the subject of many popular tragedies during the Middle Ages
Variants: Tristan, Trystan, Trystram
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