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What does Aleister mean?

Aleister \a-leis-ter, ale(i)-ster\ as a boys' name. Aleister's name origins are Scottish and Greek, and the name Aleister means "man's defender". Aleister is a derivative of Alastair (Scottish, Greek): Scottish variant 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.

Aleister has 8 more related variations via Alastair, Alistair: Al, Alaisdair, Alasdair, Alisdair, Allysdair, Aly, Alysdair and Alysdare.


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

Alistair and Al are the prominent varying forms of Aleister (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.3075%) and is now significantly lower, with the form Al becoming less in vogue. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Aleister and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Aleister is pronounced similarly to Alistir. Like Aleister, this name is not frequently used.