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What does Nestor mean?

Nestor [ne-stor] as a boys' name is pronounced NES-tor. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Nestor is "traveler".

Also possibly "homecoming". Both meanings are related to the aged but vigorous king of Pilos, a character in Homer's "Iliad", who longed for the Trojan War to be finished so he could return to his home in Greece. He was a wise ruler who was always called on for advice.

Associated with: greek, war, home, wise.

Variations

Nestor has 4 variants: Nester, Nesterio, Nestore and Nestorio.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Nastor, Nisstor, ..

(female) Nestorra, Nestorsa, ..

How popular is Nestor?

Nestor is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#706 out of 1220, Top 58%) and an even more prominent last name for all people (#6037 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

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

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Nestor for boys. Nestor reached its highest position of #587 in the U.S. in the year 1991, and is at #1495 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE NESTOR

Suggested similar names are Alastor, Artor, Castor, Delmor (see Delmar), Deston, Ector, Factor, Fedor, Feodor, Fester, Hebor, Hector, Heitor, Jeston, Kastor, Kester, Lester, Meinor, Menor, Mentor, Nailor, Naseer, Naser, Nasir, Nasr, Nassor, Naylor, Nazor, Nealon, Nebo, Nelson, Nemo, Nenzo (see Lorenzo), Neper, Ner, Nereo, Nesbit, Nevon, Newport, Newton, Nezer, Noor, Norton, Seamor, Senior, Sesto, Teador, Tedor, Telfor, Teodor, Vester, Viator, Victor, Viktor, Vitor, Weston and Yegor. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nestor.


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