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What does Alaister mean?

Alaister Pronunciation of Alaister [alais-ter] as a name for boys. The meaning of Alaister is "man's defender". Alaister is an alternate form of Alastair (Scottish, Greek): Scottish form of Alistair.

Associated with: defender.


Alaister has 19 variants: Alaistair, Alasteir, Alaster, Alastor, Aleister, Alester, Alistair, Alistar, Alister, Allaistar, Allaster, Allastir, Allistair, Allister, Allistir, Allystair, Allyster, Alystair and Alyster.

1 more different relation via Alastair: Alaisdair.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Alaister Moses (A.M.), ..

How popular is Alaister?

Alaister is a rare first name for males. Alaister is also a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Alistair (#1031 the previous year) and Alister (#1815) are the prominent variation forms of Alaister (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Alaister was more pronounced in 2015 (median #1423). Alistair is more widely used than the rest. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alistair, Alister in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alistair outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alaister is pronounced similarly to Alistir. Other suggested similar names are Achishar, Adair, Aguistin, Ailmer (see Aylmer), Alair, Alaire, Alamar, Alasdair, Alaxander, Alcinder, Aldis, Alfie, Algis, Alisdair, Alison, Alistaire, Alkander, Allison, Allston, Aloisio, Alpine, Alsten, Alstin, Alston, Alter, Alvie, Alvis, Alvise, Alviss, Alwine, Amishar, Anastas, Aristeo, Aristos, Asher, Austen, Avishar, Baxter, Blaise, Braiser (see Brazier), Caster, Chester, Christer, Coster, Dieter, Elisher, Forester, Foster, Gasper, Hollister, Kaiser, Kester, Kleiner, Krister, Lester, Macalister, Maither, Mcalister, Nester, Olliver, Pieter, Rainer, Rainier, Ritter, Slater, Sylvester, Thaxter, Valter, Vladimeer, Walter, Webbster, Webster, Whistler and Wister. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alaister.

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