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Alistair Meaning


What does Alistair mean?

The name Alistair is of Scottish origin.

The meaning of Alistair is "defender of mankind".

Alistair is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 8 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced A-lis-tair.

The Given Name Alistair

Alistair is a variant of Alastair. See Alastair for further details.

Alistair is a name with class.

A wonderfully distinctive name.

Alistair has no variant spellings.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Alistair Brammer, and Alistair Petrie.

Alistair Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,004 in baby name popularity for boys with 204 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 928 in baby name popularity for boys with 225 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Alistair has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Alistair Name Popularity Page.

Alistair Related Names

Alistair is a variant of Alastair.

Famous Alistairs

  • Alistair Brammer ~ Actor
  • Alistair Petrie ~ Actor

Alistair Numerology

What will your new littleAlistair be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Alistair Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Alistair in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Alistair.

Just for fun, see the name Alistair in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Alistair in Nautical Flags page.