Alistair - boys name

Alistair name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 88%

Alistair name meaning:

The name Alistair is of Scottish origin and is derived from the Gaelic name Alasdair. It is a variant of the Greek name Alexander, which means "defender of men" or "protector of mankind." This name holds a strong and powerful meaning, reflecting qualities such as bravery, strength, and leadership.

Alistair is a name often associated with nobility and has historical significance. It carries an air of sophistication and elegance, making it a popular choice for parents looking for a name with a touch of regality. People with the name Alistair are often seen as intelligent, charismatic, and confident individuals.

Overall, the name Alistair embodies a sense of strength, protection, and leadership. It carries a rich history and exudes a certain charm that makes it a timeless and classic choice for a boy's name.

Origin: Scottish

Defender of men.

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Overall UK ranking: 592 out of 4789

64 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (244)

Historical popularity of Alistair

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