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What does Allistair mean?

Allistair Pronunciation of Allistair as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the name Allistair means "man's defender, warrior". Allistair is an alternate spelling of Alastair (Scottish, Greek): Scottish variant spelling of Alistair. Allistair is also a variant of Alexander (Greek).


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, defender, warrior


VARIANTS Alyster, Alystair, Allyster, Allystair, Allistir, Allister, Allastir, Allaster, Allaistar, Alistir, Alister, Alistar, Alistair, Alester, Aleister, Alastor, Alaster, Alasteir, Alaister, Alaistair

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA ALASTAIR, ALEXANDER Alaisdair, Alasdair, Allysdair, Alysdair



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How popular is Allistair?

Allistair is an unusual given name for males. Allistair is an equivalently unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Alexander (#11 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Alistair (#874) and Alister (#1607) are the prominent alternative forms of Allistair (NOT RANKED) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Alyster, are uncommon. These forms of Allistair were favored by parents 23 years ago (AVERAGE #1340) and are somewhat less widespread today (#830, 31%). Alexander is more familiar than the rest, although Alistair appears to be gaining favor too. (2016 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Allistair is pronounced similarly to Alistaire. Other recommended sound-alike names are Abishai, Achishar, Aguistin, Alair, Alisdair, Allain, Allgar (see Alger), Allison, Allisoun, Allston, Allstonn, Alltair, Allvar, Aloisio, Alstin, Altaer, Altair, Altayr, Amishar, Amitai, Aristio, Artair, Avishai, Avishar and Ellair. Like Allistair, these names are not commonly used.

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