Alastair

Gender:boy

Meaning:defender of the people

Origin:Gaelic

Pronunciation:al is ter

Variations:Alasdair

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Alastair is the Gaelic equivalent of the masculine name Alexander, and both are said to mean ‘Defender of the People’. The name Alastair has several spelling variations and shortened forms, such as Ally and Alec. This is also a more popular variant of the Scottish name, Alasdair. Alastair Reynolds is a Welsh science fiction author, and Alastair Cambell is a British journalist and politician.

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