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What does Nesta mean?

Nesta Pronunciation of Nesta [nes-ta] as a girls' name is pronounced NESS-tah. It is of Welsh origin. Variant of Agnes. Also used as a short form of Ernesta.


Nesta has 1 variant: Nest.

Affiliated girl name: Nessie.

12 more alternative forms via Agnes: Agota, Anessa, Inessa, Nesi, Nessa, Nessah, Nessie, Nessy, Nestah, Nevsa, Neysa and Senga.

Creative forms:
(female) Nesla, Nesna, ..

(male) Nesco, Nesni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nesta Maura (N.M.), ..

How popular is Nesta?

Nesta is an uncommon first name for women but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#46426 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Nesta (not ranked) are Agnes (#1272 via latest list) and Anessa. These forms of Nesta were favored a century ago (median #1019) and are now much less common. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Agnes, Anessa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Agnes outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nesta is pronounced similarly to Nastya. Other suggested similar names are Alesta, Asta, Beata, Berta, Beta, Betta, Cetta, Delta, Detta, Esta, Fiesta, Geeta, Gerta, Gusta, Herta, Hetta, Jetta, Justa, Kosta, Leeta, Leta, Letta, Meta, Meyta, Nasia, Nasya, Nata, Nea, Neala, Neda, Nedda, Nedra, Neema, Neera, Neesha, Neila, Neima, Neina, Neiva, Neka, Nela, Nelia, Nella, Nelsea, Nenna, Neola, Neoma, Nera, Nesha, Nessia, Nessya, Neta, Neti, Netia, Netta, Netti, Nettia, Netty, Neva, Nissa, Nita, Nyssa, Peta, Questa, Reeta, Reta, Retta, Teeta, Veeta, Vesta, Veta, Yetta, Zeta and Zetta. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nesta.

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