What does Nestor mean?
Nestor [nestor] 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.
(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)
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 #1389 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.