• Gender: Male
  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: Defender Of The People

What is the meaning of the name Alistair?

The name Alistair is primarily a male name of Scottish origin that means Defender Of The People.

Scottish form of Alexander, originally spelled Alasdair.

Different Spellings of the name Alistair:


People who like the name Alistair also like:

Oliver, Jasper, Atticus, Liam, Asher, Archer, Alastair, Adelaide, Alice, Aurora, Charlotte, Amelia, Scarlett, Audrey

Names like Alistair:


Stats for the Name Alistair

checkmark Alistair is currently #28 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Alistair is currently #928 in U.S. births

Potential drawbacks of using the name Alistair:

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1. Potential difficulty in spelling and pronunciation for some individuals.
2. May be perceived as an old-fashioned or outdated name by some people.
3. Alistair may be less common or familiar compared to other names, which could lead to mispronunciations or misunderstandings.
4. The name Alistair may have cultural associations that could lead to assumptions or stereotypes.
5. Alistair may be difficult to shorten or nickname, which could limit options for personalization or informal use.