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What does Alistar mean?

Alistar Pronunciation of Alistar [al-is-tar] as a boys' name means "man's defender". Alistar is an alternate form of Alastair (Scottish, Greek): Scottish version of Alistair.

Associated with: defender.


Alistar has 19 variants: Alaistair, Alaister, Alasteir, Alaster, Alastor, Aleister, Alester, Alistair, Alister, Allaistar, Allaster, Allastir, Allistair, Allister, Allistir, Allystair, Allyster, Alystair and Alyster.

4 more related forms via Alastair: Alaisdair, Alasdair, Alysdair and Alysdare.

Creative forms:
(male) Alisar, Amistar, ..

(female) Alistra, Alisza, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alistar Ayaan (A.A.), ..

How popular is Alistar?

Alistar is an unusual first name for men. Alistar is an equivalently unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Alistair (#1031 from recent data) and Alister (#1815) are the prominent alternative forms of Alistar (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Alistar was at its peak in 2015 (adoption of 0.01%). Alistair is the longstanding favorite. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Alistar is pronounced similarly to Alistaire and Alistir. Other suggested similar names are Abisha, Abishai, Achishar, Aitan, Alamar, Algar, Alia, Aliard, Alisdair, Alison, Alisson, Allgar (see Alger), Allston, Alltair, Allvar, Alomar, Alsten, Alstin, Alston, Alta, Altaer, Altair, Altayr, Alter, Alvar, Amilcar, Amishar, Amitai, Amital, Amitay, Anastas, Anstas, Aristeo, Aristio, Aristo, Aristos, Avishai, Avishar, Avital, Eliazar and Wistar. Like Alistar, these names are not commonly used.

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