Nestor - Meaning of Nestor
[ 2 syll. nes-tor, ne-st-or ] The baby boy name Nestor is pronounced NEHS-TowR in English †. Nestor is of Old Greek origin. It is used mainly in English and German. The name Nestor means 'he who remembers'. It is derived from the word nostos which is of the meaning 'homecoming'. The name was borne in Greek mythology and Homer's Iliad by Nestor of Gerênia, an Argonaut and later Greek commander during the siege of Troy. The name was also borne by various early saints.
Variant forms of Nestor include the name Nestar, the name Nester, the name Nesterio, the name Nestir, the Italian Nestore, the Italian Nestorio, the name Nestur, the name Netzer, the name Netzor, and the name Néstor.
Nestor is uncommon as a baby boy name. At the modest height of its usage in 1991, 0.014% of baby boys were named Nestor. It had a ranking of #586 then. The baby name has markedly slipped in popularity since then, and is used only on a very light scale today. Within all boy names in its family, Nestor was nevertheless the most popular in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Nestor: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"