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What does Nester mean?

Nester /ne-ster/ as a name for boys. Nester's root is Greek, and the meaning of Nester is "traveler". Nester is a variant form of Nestor (Greek): also possibly "homecoming".

Associated with: greek.


Nester has 1 variant: Nestore.

Nester has 2 more alternative forms via Nestor: Nesterio and Nestorio.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Naster, Nister, ..

(female) Nesterra, Nestersa, ..

How popular is Nester?

Nester is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#5749 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

The only prominent alternative form of Nester (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 is Nestor (#1495 a year ago). This form of Nester reached the top of its popularity 2 decades ago and has become significantly less common since. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Nester and corresponding names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nestor in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nester and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Alester, Alter, Alyster, Asher, Becher, Berger, Buster, Carter, Casper, Caster, Chester, Colter, Coster, Decker, Dekker, Dempster, Denver, Dexter, Dieter, Feste, Fester, Forester, Forster, Foster, Guenter, Heber, Heder, Jasper, Jesper, Keder, Keefer, Kenner, Kester, Krister, Lester, Lexer, Meier, Mercer, Meyer, Minster, Nadeer, Nader, Nagler, Naseer, Naser, Nasr, Neale, Neel, Nelsen, Neper, Neven, Nezer, Osher, Osker, Peder, Pepper, Peter, Porter, Potter, Renier, Ritter, Seager, Sender, Slater, Telfer, Vester, Walter, Webbster, Weber, Webster, Werner, Westen, Wister, Yaseer and Yasser. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nester.