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Meaning and Name Origin

Nestor \n(e)-stor, nes-tor\ 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.


Variations

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


Popularity

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 (#4592 out of 88799, Top 5%). (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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