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Meaning and name origin

Alistaire \a-listai-re, al(is)-taire\ as a boy's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Alistaire is "man's defender". Alistaire is a variant of Alistair (Greek): 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.


Alistaire has 5 variant forms: Alastair, Alastor, Aleister, Alister, Allister.


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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Alistaire and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Alistair. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alistaire and related baby names in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Alistaire is also pronounced similarly to Alaistair, Alistar, Alistir, Allistair and Alystair. Another suggested similar baby name is Alisdair. Like Alistaire, these names are not commonly used.