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Gender: Male Meaning of Alasdair: "defending men" Origin of Alasdair: Scottish variation of Alexander

Alasdair Origin and Meaning

The name Alasdair is a boy's name of Scottish, Scottish Gaelic origin meaning "defending men".

In this country, more recognizable with the Alistair spelling.

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Pop Culture References for the name Alasdair

Alisdair, Alasdaire, Alasdare

Comments

Yessica Says:

2016-07-20T18:24:54

Alas.. it has come to this final.. dair..
Fight me, I like Alistair better.

headintheclouds Says:

2015-02-24T04:35:51

I love this spelling much better than Alistair/Alastair. The nickname Dare or Adair would be wonderful for this name.

Problem with Alasdair though: is it maybe too Scottish for a non-Scottish person to use? Though maybe Alistair/Alastair/Alasdair in general just sounds too "British/UK" to use for people not from there or with ancestry from there, I don't know. I really do like Alasdair though.

Bobcat108 Says:

2015-01-09T18:37:26

I agree w/you...the spelling Alasdair looks more attractive to me as well. I read a book when I was a kid in which the protagonist's (Nora) husband was Alasdair, & his nn was Dair. I always thought that was cool.

Catastroffy Says:

2015-01-09T17:24:34

I prefer this a bit to Alistair. It sounds friendlier and has some diminutive possibilities other than the impossible Alis and Stair.