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What does Allister mean?

Allister [al-lis-ter] as a boys' name. Allister's name origin is Greek, and the meaning of Allister is "man's defender, warrior". Allister is a variant form, with the suffix -er, of Alastair (Scottish, Greek): Scottish version of Alistair. Allister is also a variation of Alexander (Greek).

Associated with: greek, defender, warrior.


Allister has 20 variants: Alaistair, Alaister, Alasteir, Alaster, Alastor, Aleister, Alester, Alistaire, Alistar, Alister, Alistir, Allaistar, Allaster, Allastir, Allistair, Allistir, Allystair, Allyster, Alystair and Alyster.

Allister has 2 more relations via Alastair, Alexander, Alistair: Alcinder and Allie.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Adlister, Arlister, ..

(female) Allislee, Allismee, ..

How popular is Allister?

Allister is an unusual first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#132259 out of 150436, Top 88%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Alexander (#8 from current records), Alistair (#1087) and Allie are the popular varying forms of Allister (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Allister reached its most widespread 21 years ago (adoption of 1%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.8%, 22% less), with the form Allie becoming less in vogue. Alexander is a constant favorite. Displayed below is a comparison of the statistics of Allister and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Alaisdair, Alisdair, Allcot (see Alcott), Allcott, Allger, Allison, Allisoun, Allmer, Allston, Allstonn, Allysdair (see Alastair), Alsten, Alstin, Alston, Alter, Alvise, Aristeo, Christer, Elisher, Hollister, Krister, Mcalister, Mcallister, Olliver and Wister. Like Allister, these names are not frequently used.