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What does Macallister mean?

Macallister Pronunciation of Macallister [macal-lis-ter] as a boys' name is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Macallister is "son of Alistair". Alistair is the Scottish form of Alexander.

Associated with: scottish, gaelic.


Macallister has 3 variants: Macalister, Mcalister and Mcallister.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Macallister Jack (M.J.), ..

How popular is Macallister?

Macallister is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#26306 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Macallister (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000 are Alexander (#8 from current records) and Alistair (#1031). These relations of Macallister were popular as baby names 2 decades ago (median #1010) and are almost as common today (#519, 26%). Alexander is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Alistair has gained in usage. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alaister, Aleister, Alister, Allaster, Allister, Allyster, Hollister, Lancaster, Macaire, Macalpin, Manchester and Mcalpine. Like Macallister, these names are not frequently used.

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