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Nestor meaning and name origin
Nestor \n(e)-stor, nes-tor\ as a boy's 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.
Nestor has 4 variant forms: Nester, Nesterio, Nestore and Nestorio.
Popularity of Nestor
Nestor is a somewhat popular first name for men (#706 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#4592 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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