What does Allister mean?
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, warrior". Allister is a variant of Alastair (Scottish, Greek): Scottish variant 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.
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 (#unlisted) 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%, down 36.6%), 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)