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What does Alystair mean?

Alystair Pronunciation of Alystair [alystair] as a boys' name. The name Alystair means "man's defender". Alystair is a version of Alastair (Scottish, Greek): Scottish variation of Alistair.

Associated with: defender.


Alystair has 19 variants: Alaistair, Alaister, Alasteir, Alaster, Alastor, Aleister, Alester, Alistair, Alistar, Alister, Allaistar, Allaster, Allastir, Allistair, Allister, Allistir, Allystair, Allyster and Alyster.

5 more relations via Alastair: Alaisdair, Alasdair, Allysdair, Alysdair and Alysdare.

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Middle name pairings:
Alystair Adler (A.A.), ..

How popular is Alystair?

Alystair is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Alystair is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Alystair (not ranked) are Alistair (#1031 via latest list) and Alister (#1815). Other forms, like Allister, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Alystair was common among parents in 2015. Alistair is the most contemporarily stylish birth name here. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alistair, Alister in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alistair outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alystair is alike in pronunciation to Alistaire and Alistir. Other recommended names are Abishai, Adair, Agustin, Alain, Alair, Alaire, Alamar, Albain, Algar, Alisdair, Allain, Allgar (see Alger), Allston, Allstonn, Alltair, Allvar, Alomar, Alsten, Alstin, Alston, Alta, Altaer, Altair, Altayr, Alter, Alvar, Alyksandr, Amishar, Amitai, Anastagio, Anastas, Anastase, Anastasio, Anestis, Anstas, Aristio, Artair, Austin, Avishai, Avishar, Aylmar, Blair, Clair and Ellair. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alystair.

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