What does the name Alistair mean?The different meanings of the name Alistair are:
- Greek meaning: Defending men
- Celtic - Gaelic meaning: Defending men
The first thing you should know if you are considering Alistair for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Alistair is a boy name.
The name Alistair is of Celtic - Gaelic , Greek origins, which means it has more than one root, and is used mostly in English speaking countries but also in a few other countries and languages of the world.
If you consider naming your baby Alistair we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
The meaning of Alistair has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Alistair are:
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