What does Alister mean?
Alister /al-is-ter/ as a boys' name. Alister's root is Greek, and Alister means "man's defender, warrior". Alister is a variant form, with the suffix -er, of Alastair (Scottish, Greek): Scottish version of Alistair. Alister is also a variation of Alexander (Greek).
Alister has 20 variants: Alaistair, Alaister, Alasteir, Alaster, Alastor, Aleister, Alester, Alistaire, Alistar, Alistir, Allaistar, Allaster, Allastir, Allistair, Allister, Allistir, Allystair, Allyster, Alystair and Alyster.
Alister has 20 more related forms via Alastair, Alexander, Alistair: Alaisdair, Alasdair, Alcander, Alcinder, Alcindor, Alec▲, Alek, Alex, Alexei, Alic, Alicio, Alick, Alik, Alisander, Alisdair, Alissander, Alix, Allie▼, Alysdair and Alysdare.Kreatif forms: Aister, Akister, Alisterai. [more]
How popular is Alister?
Alister is a rare given name for men. Alister is an equally unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Popular related forms of Alister (outside Top 1000) appearing in the Top 1000 are Alec (#469 2 years ago), Alek, Alex (#128), Alexander (#8), Alistair and Allie. Usage of these forms of Alister was at its peak in 1994 (usage of 0.4807%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.3992%, down 17%). Alexander is the continual favorite, although Alec seems to be getting popular too, and Allie is now somewhat dated. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Alister and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Alsten. Like Alister, this name is not frequently used.