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What does Nestor mean?

Nestor Pronunciation of 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, war, home, wise


VARIANTS Nester, Nesterio, Nestore, Nestorio



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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)

Nestor reached its highest position of #587 in the U.S. in the year 1991, and is at #1666 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nestor name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nestor outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding 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.

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