What does Nestor mean?
Nestor /ne-stor/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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. 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)