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What does Alistaire mean?

Alistaire /al-is-tai-re/ as a boys' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Alistaire means "man's defender". Alistaire is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -e, of Alistair (Greek): Scottish spelling of Alasdair.

Associated with: greek, defender.


Alistaire has 5 variants: Alastair, Alastor, Aleister, Alister and Allister.

Alistaire has 1 more relation via Alistair: Alisdair.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Alistaier, Anistaire, ..

(female) Alistaine, Alistaira, ..

How popular is Alistaire?

Alistaire is an unusual given name for men. Alistaire is an equally unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Alistaire and corresponding names. The only prominent variation form of Alistaire (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 is Alistair (#1087 via latest list). Other forms, like Alastair, are uncommon. This form of Alistaire is at the height of its popularity presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names


Alistaire is pronounced similarly to Alaistair, Alasteir, Alistar, Alistir, Allistair, Allistir, Allystair and Alystair. Other recommended names are Abishai, Adaire, Agustine, Alair, Alaire, Alaisdair, Alaister, Alasdair, Alaster, Alessandre, Alester, Aliard, Alisander, Alissander, Alissandre, Alixandre, Allaistar, Allastir, Alltair, Allysdair (see Alastair), Alstin, Altaer, Altair, Altayr, Alysdair, Alysdare, Alyster, Amilcare, Amishar, Amitai, Anastase, Anastice, Anstice, Aristeides, Aristide, Aristides, Aristio, Aristotle, Artair, Avishai, Avishar, Blaire, Claire, Hilaire and Nectaire. Like Alistaire, these names are not commonly used.