What does Allister mean?
Allister /al-lis-ter/ [3 sylls.] 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).
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.more]
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. Census)
Alexander (#8 the previous year), Alistair and Allie are the popular varying forms of Allister (outside Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5213%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.3307%, 36.6% less), with the form Allie becoming less in vogue. Alexander (#8) is the most trendy baby name in this compilation, and there is a rekindling in baby name usage for this name. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Allister and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)