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Subject: Re: Tristan and Tristian
Author: Mike C   (Authenticated as Mike C)
Date: March 21, 2002 at 10:40:55 PM
Reply to: Tristan and Tristian by Lissa
Tristian is a variant of Tristan. A Google search revealed that it most commonly occurs on English-language web pages.

Perhaps it is intended to look more "Latin". There has always been an association with Latin tristis "sad, gloomy, dismal".

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