Alistair Name Meaning & Origin

Alistair

Pronunciation: AL-is-tayr, AL-is-ter (key)

Origin of the name Alistair:

A Gaelic form of Alexander (defender of mankind). Var: Alasdair, Alastor.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Alasdair, Alastair, Alec, Alick, Alister, Macallister

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Comments and insights on the name Alistair: | Edit

Scottish variant of Alexander and a classic, educated name.

We named our son Alistair, we call him Al. As with any name that is less normal, you have to have a solid normal sounding nickname to go with it.

Regularly appears in the top 100 in Great Britain.

Personal experiences with the name Alistair: | Edit

I know a very smart man called Alistair. He is very kind and well-spoken. I think the name Alistair is very strong and has a great nickname to go with it.

Nicknames for Alistair: | Edit

Al, Alec, Alick, Aliss, Stairy, StairStair, Ali,

Meanings and history of the name Alistair: | Edit

Alasdair is the Gaelic form of Alexander, Alistair is the British spelling.

Famous real-life people named Alistair: | Edit

Alistair Darling
Alistair Guy
Alistair Cooke
Alistiar Overeem
Alistair Taylor, personal assistant to Beatles' manager Brian Epstein

Alistair in song, story & screen: | Edit

Alistair is a vampire in Stephanie Myers' book "Breaking Dawn"
Alistair Theirin is a character in the game "Dragon Age"
Alistair "Cookie" - Sesame Street's play on the host of Masterpiece Theater (Alistair Cooke)

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