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 is a somewhat popular first name for males (#706 out of 1220, Top 58%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#4592 out of 88799, Top 5%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nestor for boys. Nestor reached its highest rank of #587 in the U.S. in 1991. (2014 statistics).