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What does Aleister mean?

Aleister /aleis-ter/ as a boys' name. Aleister's name origin is Greek, and the name Aleister means "man's defender". Aleister is a version, with the prefix Ale-, of Alastair (Scottish, Greek): Scottish version of Alistair.


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

Kreatif forms:
(male) Aleisdrew, Aleistero, ..

(female) Aleiste, Aleisteri, ..

How popular is Aleister?

Aleister is an uncommon first name for men. Aleister is a unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Alistair (#1087 a year ago) is the only prominent varying form of Aleister (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Allyster, are uncommon. Adoption of this form of Aleister is at its apex presently (#1087). Below is a graphed comparison of the history of Aleister and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names


Aleister is pronounced similarly to Alistir. Other recommended names are Alaisdair, Alcinder, Aleksei, Alisdair, Allston, Alsten, Alstin, Alston, Alter, Alvise, Aristeo, Brewster, Chester, Christer, Elisher, Fester, Hollister, Kester, Kleiner, Krister, Lester, Nester, Vester, Webster and Wister. These names tend to be more frequently used than Aleister.