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What does Allister mean?

Allister Pronunciation of Allister [al-lis-ter] as a boys' name is a Greek name, and the meaning of Allister is "man's defender, warrior". Allister is a variant form 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.

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

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Allister Baron (A.B.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Alexander (#8 from current records), Alistair (#1031), Alister (#1815) and Allie are the popular varying forms of Allister (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Allister reached its most widespread 22 years ago (adoption of 1%) and is almost as widespread today (adoption 0.8%, 26% less), but with the form Allie becoming less in vogue. Alexander is a constant favorite, though Alistair has grown popular as well. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexander, Alistair, Alister, 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.

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