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pinWhat does Alastair mean?

Alastair /alas-tair/ as a boys' name is of Scottish and Greek origin, and the meaning of Alastair is "man's defender".

Scottish variant of Alistair, from Alexander. Most of the variants are different phonetic spellings of the name. TV commentator Alistair Cooke; actor Alistair Sim.


Alastair has 26 variants: Al, Alaisdair, Alaistair, Alaister, Alasdair, Alasteir, Alaster, Alastor, Aleister, Alester, Alistair, Alistar, Alister, Allaistar, Allaster, Allastir, Allistair, Allister, Allistir, Allysdair, Allystair, Allyster, Alysdair, Alysdare, Alystair and Alyster.

Alastair has 3 more different relations via Alexander, Alistair: Alisdair, Alistaire and Alistir.

Kreatif forms: Alastairae, Alastairra, Anastair. [more]

pinHow popular is Alastair?

Alastair is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Alastair is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the history of Alastair and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Alastair (outside Top 1000) are Alexander (#8 in recent rankings), Alistair and Al. Adoption of these relations of Alastair reached its highest a century ago (median #489) and is somewhat lower today (#669, down 35.3%), with the version Al falling out of style. Alexander is the most contemporarily stylish boy name here, with this name having a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)

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

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

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Suggested similar baby names are Abishai, Adair, Agustin, Alain, Alair, Alaire, Alamar, Alaric, Alavaro, Albain, Algar, Allain, Allgar, Allston, Allstonn, Alltair, Allvar, Alomar, Alsten, Alstin, Alston, Alta, Altaer, Altair, Altayr, Alter, Alvar, Amasa, Amati, Amishar, Amitai, Anastagio, Anastas, Anastase, Anastasio, Anastasios, Anastasius, Anastatius, Anastice, Anastius, Anasto, Anastos, Anestis, Anstas, Aristio, Artair, Austin, Avishai, Avishar, Blair, Casimir, Casmir, Clair, Ellair, Kasimir, Katzir, Nasir, Slavomir, Vladamir, Vladimir, Wladimir and Yasir. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alastair.