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).
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 from current records), Alistair and Allie are the popular varying forms of Allister (outside Top 1000) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these relations of Allister reached its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 (adoption of 0.52%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.33%, 37% less), with the form Allie becoming less in vogue. Alexander is a constant favorite. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Allister and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Suggested similar baby names are Alaisdair, Alasdair, Alcot, Alcott, Alisdair, Alkott, Allcot, Allcott, Allger, Allison, Allisoun, Allmer, Allston, Allstonn, Allysdair, Alsdon, Alsten, Alstin, Alston, Alter, Alvise, Alysdair, Alysdare, Aristeo, Christer, Elisher, Hollister, Krister, Mcalister, Mcallister, Olliver and Wister. Like Allister, these names are not frequently used.