US Popularity:1938
Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:defender of the people
Alistair is a masculine name of Scottish and Greek origin. This name translates to “defender of the people”, a meaning that can certainly be felt in its steely and commanding pronunciation. It’s an Anglicized version of the Scottish title Alasdair, which in turn is a version of Alexander and the Greek Aléxandros. Alistair has been a mainstay in the minds of those with an interest in the occult, thanks to British occultist Aleister Crowley. Alistair might also refer to a fan-favourite character on the CW’s Supernatural, who became one of the series' most beloved villains. This is an ironic touch, given the name’s original meaning. With these dueling legacies in mind, baby might learn how to embrace their light and dark sides in equal measure.

Alistair Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Alistair is currently #1172 on The Bump
Boy:Alistair is currently #320 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Alistair is currently #1938 in U.S. births
Boy:Alistair is currently #662 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 60
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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