Alistair

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Alistair
Pronunciation RP /ˈæl.i.stə/
GenAm /ˈæl.i.stɚ/
Gender Masculine
Language(s) English
Origin
Language(s) Scottish Gaelic
Word/name Alasdair

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]

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

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