Meaning and Name Origin
Allister \a-llis-ter, all(i)-ster\ as a boys' name. Allister's name origins are Scottish and Greek, and the meaning of Allister is "man's defender". Allister is a variant of Alastair (Scottish, Greek): Scottish variant of Alistair, from Alexander. Rarely used as a name for boys.
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 is an unusual first name for males. Allister is also an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Allister and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Allister (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Alexander (#8 the previous year), Alistair and Allie. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 and has become much lower since, with the form Allie becoming less in vogue. Alexander (#8) is the most trendy baby name in this compilation, with this name enjoying a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)