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What does Alisdair mean?

Alisdair Pronunciation of Alisdair [al-is-dair] as a boys' name has its root in Greek, and Alisdair means "man's defender". Alisdair is an alternate spelling of Alistair (Greek): Scottish spelling of Alasdair.

Associated with: greek, defender.


3 related forms via Alistair: Alastair, Alistaire and Alister.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Alisdair Oliver (A.O.), ..

How popular is Alisdair?

Alisdair is an uncommon first name for males. Alisdair is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Alisdair (not ranked) are Alistair (#1031 in recent rankings) and Alister (#1815). Other forms, like Alastair, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Alisdair was at its most widespread in 2015 (median #1423). Alistair is the most chic birth name here. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Alisdair is alike in pronunciation to Alaisdair, Alasdair, Allysdair, Alysdair and Alysdare. Other recommended names are Abishai, Adair, Alair, Alaistair, Alaister, Alasteir, Alaster, Alastor, Alcadio, Alcedio, Aleister, Alester, Alistar, Alistir, Allaistar, Allastir, Allistair, Allister, Allistir, Alltair, Allystair, Alsdon (see Alston), Alstin, Altair, Alystair, Alyster, Amishar, Avishai and Avishar. Like Alisdair, these names are not commonly used.

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