First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alastair

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International Interest
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From Scottish Gaelic Alasdair (“Alexander”).

  1. A male given name from Scottish Gaelic.

Alastair was also found in the following language(s): Irish

Notable Persons Named Alastair

Notable Persons Named Alastair

Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook is a cricketer. Alastair was born on December 25th, 1984 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England.

Al Stewart

Al Stewart is a rock, pop, folk rock, psychedelic rock, and soft rock musician. He was most prominent from 1966 to present. Al was given the name Alastair Ian Stewart on September 5th, 1945 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell is a Director of Communications, Strategy, and Downing Street Press Secretary. Alastair was born on May 25th, 1957 in Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Alastair Reynolds

Alastair Reynolds is a science fiction novelist, former research astronomer with the european space agency, and astronomer. Alastair was born on March 13th, 1966 in Barry, Wales,.

Alastair Sim

Alastair Sim was an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1930 to 1976. Alastair was given the name Alastair George Bell Sim on October 9th, 1900. He left this life on August 19th, 1976.

Alastair Denniston

Alastair Denniston was a scientist in the field of list of cryptographers. Alastair was given the name Alexander Guthrie Denniston on December 1st, 1881 in Greenock. He died on January 1st, 1961.

  • Alastair Stewart
  • Alastair Clarkson
  • Henry Worsley
  • Alastair Bruce
  • Alastair Lynch
    Australian Rules Football Player
  • Alastair Ross
    Northern Ireland
  • Alastair Stevenson Pearson
  • Alastair Hetherington
  • Alastair Baxter
    Rugby Player
  • Alastair McIntosh
  • Alastair Summerlee
    7th President of the University of Guelph
  • Alastair Mars
    Alastair Mars
  • Alastair Hamilton
  • Alastair Moock

Notable Persons With the Last Name Alastair

Notable Persons With the Last Name Alastair



Fun Facts about the name Alastair

  • How Popular is the name Alastair? Alastair is the 10,704th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Alastair have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,029 babies born with the first name Alastair in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alastair to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alastair? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Alastair first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alastair is Friday, May 12th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Alastair born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alastair was in 2019 with a total of 62 babies.
  • Random Alastair Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alastair is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 11 babies in California have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Alastair: The name spelled backwards is Riatsala. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rlastaia. How do you pronounce that?
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