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What does Alister mean?

Alister \a-lis-ter, al(i)-ster\ as a boys' name. Alister's roots are Scottish and Greek, and Alister means "man's defender, warrior". Alister is a variant of Alastair (Scottish, Greek): Scottish variant of Alistair. Alister is also a variation of Alexander (Greek): from the Latin form of the Greek name Alexandros.


Variations

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.


Popularity

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 (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Alec (#469 a year ago), Alek, Alex (#128), Alexander (#8), Alistair and Allie. Usage of these boy names was at its peak in 1994 and is somewhat lower today, with the version Allie becoming less fashionable. Alec (#469) and Alexander (#8) are two of the more fashionable birth names in this list, and there is also a rekindling in birth name popularity for both names. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Alister and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alec, Alek, Alex, Alexander, Allie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alex, Alexander, Alistair outside U.S.


Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Alsten. Like Alister, this name is not frequently used.

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