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Alistair meaning and name origin

Alistair \a-lis-tair, al(i)-stair\ as a boy's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Alistair is "man's defender". Scottish spelling of Alasdair, the Gaelic form of Alexander, which has long been popular in Scotland, having been borne by three medieval kings of the country. Aly is the pet form. TV commentator Alistair Cooke; actor Alistair Sim.

Alistair has 8 variant forms: Alastair, Alastor, Aleister, Alisdair, Alistaire, Alister, Allister and Aly.

For more information, see also related names Allaster and Macallister.

Alistair is also pronounced similarly to Alaistair, Alasteir, Alistar, Alistir, Allistair, Allistir, Allystair and Alystair. Other suggested similar baby names are Alaisdair and Alysdair.

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Popularity of Alistair

Alistair is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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