Alistair

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Alistair
PronunciationRP /ˈæl.i.stə/
GenAm /ˈæl.i.stɚ/
GenderMasculine
Language(s)English
Origin
Language(s)Scottish Gaelic
Word/nameAlasdair

Alistair is a masculine given name. It is an Anglicised form of the Scottish Gaelic Alasdair. The latter is most likely a Scottish Gaelic corruption of the Norman French Alexandre or Latin Alexandrus, which was incorporated into English as Alexander. The deepest etymology is the Greek Ἀλέξανδρος (man-repeller): ἀλέξω (repel) + ἀνήρ (man), "the one who repels men", a warrior name. Another, not nearly so common, Anglicisation of Alasdair is Allaster.[1]

People[edit]

Alastair[edit]

Alistair[edit]

Allister[edit]

Alister[edit]

  • Alister MacKenzie (1870–1934), British golf course designer
  • Alister McGrath (born 1953), Northern Irish theologian, priest, intellectual historian, scientist and Christian apologist

Aleister[edit]

Pseudonym[edit]

  • Alastair, pseudonym of Baron Hans Henning Voigt, a German artist

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References[edit]

  • Hanks, P; Hardcastle, K; Hodges, F (2006) [1990]. A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1.