Meaning and name origin
Allister \a-llis-ter, all(i)-ster\ as a boy's name is of Scottish and Greek origin, and the meaning of Allister is "man's defender". Allister is a variant of Alastair (Scottish, Greek): Scottish variant of Alistair, from Alexander.
Allister has 20 variant forms: Alaistair, Alaister, Alasteir, Alaster, Alastor, Aleister, Alester, Alistaire, Alistar, Alister, Alistir, Allaistar, Allaster, Allastir, Allistair, Allistir, Allystair, Allyster, Alystair, Alyster.
Allister is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Allister and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alexander (#8) and Alistair. (2014 statistics).