Alister - boys name

Alister name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 43%

Alister name meaning:

The name Alister is a variant of the name Alexander, which has Greek origins. It is composed of the elements "alexein," meaning "to defend," and "andros," meaning "man." Therefore, the name Alister can be interpreted to mean "defender of man" or "protector of mankind."

People with the name Alister are often seen as brave, strong, and reliable individuals who are willing to stand up for others. They possess a sense of responsibility and have natural leadership qualities. Alister is a name that conveys a sense of power and protection, making it a popular choice for parents looking for a name with a strong and masculine vibe.

Overall, the name Alister carries a positive and noble meaning, suggesting a person who is dedicated to the welfare and well-being of others. It is a name that can inspire confidence and respect in both the person who bears it and those around them.

Origin: Gaelic

Variant of Alexander: Defender of mankind.

Related names

Alexander , Alandair, Alasdair , Alastair , Alec , Alejandra , Alejandro , Alejo, Alek , Aleka, Aleko, Alekos, Aleksander , Aleksy, Alesandro, Alessandra , Alessandre, Alessandri, Alex , Alexa , Alexandra , Alexandrea, Alexandria , Alexandrina , Alexandro , Alexi , Alexia , Alexina , Alexine, Alexis , Alick, Alik, Alisander, Alissander, Alistaire, Alister , Alistir, Alixandra, Allissandre, Allistair, Allistir, Alsandair, Alsandare, Alyssandra, Alyx , Elke, Lexandra, Lexi , Lisandra, Olexa, Pip , Sacha , Sachenka, Sachka, Sande, Sandey, Sandi, Sandie, Sandra , Sandy , Sascha , Sasha , Xandra, Xandy

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Overall UK ranking: 2730 out of 4789

7 recorded births last year

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  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Alister

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