What does Aleister mean?
Aleister /aleis-ter/ [3 sylls.] 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.more]
How popular is Aleister?
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 (not ranked) listed in the Top 1000. Forms like Allystair are uncommon. 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)
Aleister is pronounced similarly to Alistir. Like Aleister, this name is not frequently used.