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pinWhat 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.


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

Kreatif forms: Nastor, Naystor, Nostor. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Nestor for boys. Nestor entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its highest position of #587 in the U.S. in the year 1991, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nestor name in U.S.

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

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Suggested similar baby names are Castor, Deston, Fester, Hector, Heitor, Jeston, Kastor, Kester, Lester, Mentor, Nassor, Newton, Sesto, Vester and Weston. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nestor.