What does Alister mean?
Alister [al-is-ter] as a boys' name has its root in 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.Creative forms:
(male) Aluister, Anister, ..
(female) Aliste, Alisteri, .. Middle name pairings:
Alister Lloyd (A.L.), ..
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. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Alister for boys. Alister was first listed in 2015 and reached its apex position of #1815 in the U.S. then. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Alister (#1815 a year ago) appearing in the Top 2000 are Alexander (#8 a year ago) and Alistair (#1031). Adoption of these forms of Alister was at its peak in 1993 (adoption of 1%) and is almost as widespread today (adoption 0.8%, down 26%). Alexander and Alistair are two of the more fashionable birth names in this list.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Ailmer (see Aylmer), Alger, Alison, Alisson, Allger, Allmer, Allston, Alsten, Alstin, Alston, Altaer, Alten, Alter, Alvise, Amishar, Aristeo, Aristio, Aristo, Aristos, Asher▲, Asser, Atwater, Austen▼, Avishar, Buster▼, Caster, Chester▼, Christer, Coster, Dieter, Eliezer▲, Elisher, Fester, Fisher▲, Forster, Foster▼, Hollister, Kaiser, Kester, Krister, Lester▼, Mcalister, Minster, Nester, Oliver▲, Olivier, Pieter, Ritter, Slater, Vester, Webster▼, Whistler, Winter and Wister. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alister.See names in meaning and etymology.