Meaning and Name Origin
Nisbet \n(i)-sbet, nis-bet\ as a boys' name. Nisbet's root is Old English, and the name Nisbet means "bend shaped like a nose". Nisbet is a variant of Nesbit (Old English): place name that refers to a bend in the road, or to a plot of land. Atypical as a name for newborns.
Nisbet is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#12762 out of 88799, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Nisbet for boys. Nisbet has yet to be recorded in the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)