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What does Alista mean?

Alista Pronunciation of Alista [al-ista] as a girls' name is a Greek name, and the name Alista means "man's defender". Alista is an alternate form of Alexandra (Greek): Latinate feminine version of Alexander.

Associated with: greek, defender.


12 relations via Alexandra: Aleka, Alessia, Alexa, Alexea, Alexia, Ali, Alie, Aliki, Alix, Alla, Allessa and Allexa.

Creative forms:
(female) Anista, Auista, ..


Middle name pairings:
Alista Zia (A.Z.), ..

How popular is Alista?

Alista is an unusual first name for women. Alista is an equally uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular related forms of Alista (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Alessia (#1176 from current records), Alexa (#32), Alexandra (#101), Alexia (#318), Ali (#1278), Alix and Alla. These relations of Alista were favored in 2006 (median #980) and are somewhat less conventional today (#986, 31.4%), with the version Alexandra becoming less stylish. Alexa is the most trendy girl name here. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alessia, Alexa, Alexandra, Alexia, Ali in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alix, Alla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alexa, Alexandra outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alista is alike in pronunciation to Alesta. Other suggested similar names are Abisha, Aeisha, Aisia, Alaisa, Alastair, Alectra, Aleisha, Alesha, Alesia, Alessa, Aleta, Aliana, Alica, Alicea, Alicia, Alida, Alieza, Alika, Alima, Alina, Alinda, Aliosha, Alis, Alisa, Alisah, Alisan, Alise, Alisha, Alishia, Alisia, Alison, Alissa, Alissah, Alisse, Alisun, Alisz, Alita, Alitia, Alitza, Alivia, Aliya, Aliza, Allisa, Allissa, Allta, Almeta, Aloisia, Alta, Alvita, Alysa, Alysia, Alyssa, Aminta, Amisa, Amisha, Amissa, Amita, Anisa, Anita, Arista, Arlissa, Asta, Calista, Crista, Elisa, Elisha, Elisia, Elissa, Elita, Ilisa, Ilissa, Kalista, Krista and Olisa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alista.

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