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pinWhat does Alasdair mean?

Alasdair /alas-dair/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Alasdair) is pronounced AL-as-dare. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Alasdair is "man's defender". Scottish Gaelic form of Alexander, often anglicized as Alistair.

Affiliated boy name: Alastair.


Alasdair has 12 alternative forms via Alexander, Alistair: Alastair, Alaster, Alastor, Alcander, Alisdair, Alistair, Alistaire, Alister, Alistir, Allistair, Allistir and Alsandare.

Kreatif forms: Alansdair, Alasdairau, Alasdairry. [more]

pinHow popular is Alasdair?

Alasdair is an uncommon first name for males and an equivalently unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Alasdair and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Alasdair (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000 are Alexander (#8 in 2014) and Alistair. These boy names were at the top of their popularity in the year 2009 (usage of 0.498%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 0.496%, 0.4%). Alexander (#8) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here, and there is a rebound in birth name popularity for this name. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alexander in U.S.

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

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Alasdair is pronounced similarly to Alaisdair, Allysdair and Alysdair. Other suggested similar baby names are Alaistair, Alasteir and Alystair. Like Alasdair, these names are not frequently used.