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alistair

FORM OF:
alasdair
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > hellenic > greek
ORIGIN:
greek 
NAME ROOT:
ALéXō ANḗR / ANDRóS > ALéXANDROS
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
ALéXō ‎(ἀλέξω) ANḗR ‎(ἀνήρ) ANDRóS ‎(ἀνδρός) ALéXANDROS (Αλέξανδρος)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Ancient Greek name “Aléxandros (Αλέξανδρος)”, composed of two elements: “aléxō ‎(ἀλέξω)” (keep off, turn aside, guard, protect, defend, help) plus “anḗr ‎(ἀνήρ) andrós ‎(ἀνδρός)” (man “adult male”, husband). In turn the name means “defending men, protector of men”. This definition is an example of the widespread motif of Greek (or Indo-European more generally) names expressing "battle-prowess", in this case the ability to withstand or push back an enemy battle line. The name was one of the titles, "epithets", given to the Greek goddess Hera and as such is usually taken to mean "one who comes to save warriors". The most famous linked to this root is Alexander the Great, who created one of the largest empires in ancient history.

Usage

  • scottishscottish

Related names

VARIANTS
scottish
alexander, alastair, alasdair, alister, alastor, alaster, Allaster
FEMININE
scottish
alexandra, saundra
PET & SHORT FORM
scottish
sandy, Ailig, Alick, Sandaidh

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
albanian
aleksander, alesandro
arabic
iskandar
armenian
Alekʿsandr
basque
alesander
belarusian
Aliaksandr
bosnian
aleksandar
breton
aleksandr
bulgarian
aleksandar
catalan
alejandro, alexandre
croatian
aleksander, aleksandar
czech
alexander, alexandr
danish
alexander, aleksander, Aleksxander
dutch
alexander
english
alexander
esperanto
aleksandro
estonian
aleksander
faroese
Alexandur, Aleksandur
filipino
alenjandro
finnish
aleksander, aleksanteri, Sandri
french
alexandre
frisian
alexander
galician
alexandre
georgian
Alek'sandre
german
alexander, aleksander
greek
aléxandros
greenlandic
Alexandari, Aleksantare, Alagsantere, Alassanteri, Âligsantale
hawaiian
alekanekelo, ʻalika
hungarian - magyar
alexander, sÁndor
icelandic
alexander, Sandri
iranian
eskandar
irish
alexander, Alastar
italian
alessandro
latvian
aleksandras, Aleksandrs
lithuanian
aleksandras
macedonian
aleksandar
norwegian
alexander, aleksander
old danish
alexander
old english - anglo-saxon
saunders, sanders
old swedish
alexander, Alesant, Alesantar, Alinsant, Alinsanter, Allexander, Allexandher, Halsand
polish
alexander, aleksander
portuguese
alexandre
portuguese - brazilian
alexandro
romanian
alexandru
russian
aleksandr
serbian
aleksandar
slovak
alexander
slovene
aleksander
spanish
alejandro
swedish
alexander, aleksander, Sandri
turkish
İskender
ukrainian
oleksandr
welsh
alexander

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

8
Numerological Values:
8

A person with name-number 8 is ambitious, confident, practical and has a great ability to execute plans. They are achievers and seek to reach the top of their field through hard work.

Chakra Number:
8: The number of the Chakra "Etheric Body"

At the base of the skull or Cerebellum and is also found to be linked to the causal chakra just above the crown chakra to the left in the etheric body. This center enables the individual to achieve advanced out-of-body projection, etheric projection, spiritual perception, and spiritual wisdom. I use the word spiritual here because these abilities and ideas are larger than the self and the earth and is were the ability of remote viewing resides.

Color meaning:

Black is the color of the hidden, the secretive and the unknown, creating an air of mystery. It keeps things bottled up inside, hidden from the world. In color psychology the meaning of the color black is protection from external emotional stress. It creates a barrier between itself and the outside world, providing comfort while protecting its emotions and feelings, and hiding its vulnerabilities, insecurities and lack of self-confidence. In times of fear and uncertainty black contains the energy of the threatening unknown. In a positive state, black is seen as a restful emptiness into which anything may emerge and disappear once again. It is also mysterious, providing a sense of potential and possibility.

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Notable people and personalities​

Alistair Abell, Canadian Voice Actor
Alistair Appleton (born 1970), British Television Presenter
Alistair Cooke (1908–2004), Journalist And Broadcaster
Alistair Darling, British Politician
Alistair Maclean (1922–1987), Scottish Novelist
Alistair Mccoist, Scottish Footballer
Alistair Mcgowan, English Impressionist And Comedian
Alistair Mcgregor, Scottish Field Hockey Goalkeeper
Alistair Overeem (born 1980), Dutch-british Mixed Martial Artist And Kickboxer
Alistair Sinclair, British Computer Scientist And Computational Theorist