A names, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Alastair is a Scottish male name, a variant form of Alasdair which is the Scottish form of Alexander which is the Latinized form of Greek Alexandros meaning “defending men” or “defender of men” from Greek elements alexo (to defend, help) and aner (man). In Greek mythology, it was another name for the Trojan prince Paris, famous for abducting Helen, wife of Menelaus, which started the ten year Trojan war. It’s also the name of Alexander the Great, king of Macedon, who created one of the largest empires in the ancient world.

Nicknames: Ali/Ally

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Alasdair (Scottish)
  • Alistair (Scottish)
  • Alister (Scottish)
  • Allister (English)
  • Aleister (English)
  • Alexandros (Ancient Greek)
  • Aleksander (Polish, Slovene, Albanian, Estonian, Norwegian, Danish)
  • Alessandro (Italian)
  • Aleksandr (Russian, Armenian, Ukrainian)
  • Alessander (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • Oleksander (Ukrainian)
  • Oleksandr (Ukrainian)
  • Aleksandër (Albanian)
  • Skënder (Albanian short form of Aleksandër)
  • Eskender (Amharic, East African)
  • Iskandar (Arabic, Indonesian, Malay)
  • Iskander (Arabic)
  • Alesander (Basque)
  • Aliaksandr (Belarusian)
  • Aleksandar (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian)
  • Skender (Bosnian short form of Aleksandar)
  • Alexandre (French, Portuguese, Catalan, Galician)
  • Alexandr (Czech)
  • Aleksandro (Esperanto)
  • Aleksanteri (Finnish)
  • Aleksandre (Georgian)
  • Alastar (Irish)
  • Aleksandrs (Latvian)
  • Aleksandras (Lithuanian)
  • Sikandar (Pashto, Urdu)
  • Eskandar (Persian)
  • Alexandru (Romanian)
  • Alastair (Scottish, English)
  • Alistair (Scottish, English)
  • Alister (Scottish, English)
  • Alasdair (Scottish)
  • Alejandro (Spanish)
  • İskender (Turkish)
  • Sender (Yiddish)
  • Xander (English)
  • Zander (English)


Female forms:

  • Alexandra (Ancient Greek, English, German, Dutch, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Portuguese, Romanian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian)
  • Alexandria (English, Ancient Greek)
  • Alexandrina (Portuguese, English)
  • Aleksandra (Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian, Estonian)
  • Alessandra (Italian)
  • Alexandrea (English)
  • Alexandrine (French)
  • Alexandrie (French)
  • Alejandra (Spanish)
  • Aleksandra (Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian, Estonian)
  • Oleksandra (Ukrainian)
  • Aleksandrina (Russian and Bulgarian diminutive of Aleksandra)
  • Alastríona (Irish)
  • Alexa (English, German, Hungarian)
  • Lexa (English)
  • Lexi (English)
  • Lexie (English)
  • Lexy (English)


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