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What does Alyster mean?

Alyster Pronunciation of Alyster [alyster] as a boys' name means "man's defender". Alyster is an alternate spelling of Alastair (Scottish, Greek): Scottish form of Alistair.

Associated with: defender.


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

2 more relations via Alastair: Alysdair and Alysdare.

Creative forms:
(male) Alysar, Alyser, ..

(female) Alysae, Alysbel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alyster Axel (A.A.), ..

How popular is Alyster?

Alyster is an unusual given name for males. Alyster is also an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Alistair (#1031 last year) and Alister (#1815) are the prominent varying forms of Alyster (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Alysdare, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Alyster was well-received in 2015 (median #1423). Alistair is the most fashionable boy name in this list. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Alyster is pronounced similarly to Alistir. Other recommended names are Alger, Allger, Allmer, Allston, Alsten, Alstin, Alston, Altaer, Alten, Alter, Aristeo, Asher, Asser, Atwater, Austen, Aylmer, Aymer, Buster, Caster, Chester, Coster, Elisher, Fester, Forster, Foster, Kester, Krister, Lester, Minster, Nester, Slater, Vester, Webster and Wister. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alyster.

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