Nestor name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Nestor mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Nestor

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from California, U.S. says the name Nestor is of German origin and means "The one who gets to his goals".
  2. A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Nestor means "Love and peace" and is of Spanish origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Nes"tor
A genus of parrots with gray heads, of New Zealand and Papua, allied to the cockatoos. See Kaka.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A genus of Psittacidae
  2. (Greek mythology) a wise old counselor to the Greeks at Troy

Ancient Greek Νέστωρ (Néstōr), possibly from [Term?] (“to return safely”), [Term?] (“homecoming”).

  1. (Greek mythology) An old and wise king in Homer's Iliad.
  2. A male given name from Ancient Greek, rare in English.
  3. A wise old man, especially one who serves as a counselor or adviser.

Nestor was also found in the following language(s): Translingual

Notable Persons Named Nestor

Notable Persons Named Nestor

Nestor Carbonell

He has been prominent since 1989. Nestor was given the name Néstor Gastón Carbonell on December 1st, 1967 in New York City, New York, U.S. Nestor is also known as Carbonell and Néstor Gastón (full name).

Néstor Kirchner

Néstor Kirchner was a First Gentleman of Argentina, First Ladies, and Gentlemen of Argentina. He was most prominent from 2003 to 2007. Néstor was born on February 25th, 1950 in Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz. He left this life on October 27th, 2010.


Haddaway is a dance music, eurodance, electronic music, and pop music musician. His ongoing career started in 1992. Haddaway was given the name Nestor Alexander Haddaway on January 9th, 1965 in Port of Spain.

Nestor Makhno

Nestor Makhno was an anarcho-communist revolutionary, guerrilla commander, writer, peasant, painter, stagehand, farmhand, anarchist communism, and guerrilla warfare. Nestor was born in Huliaipole. He died on July 6th, 1934.

Nestor Serrano

Nestor Serrano is an actor. He was most active from 1982 to present. Nestor was born on November 5th, 1955 in The Bronx.

Nestor Lakoba

Nestor was given the name Nestor Apollonovich Lakoba on May 1st, 1893 in Lykhny. He left this life on December 28th, 1936.

  • Néstor Gonçalvez
    Soccer Player
  • Néstor Araujo
    Soccer Player
  • Nestor the Chronicler
  • Nestor Paiva
  • Nestor Leynes
  • Nestor Garcia Canclini
  • Néstor Combin
    Soccer Player
  • Néstor Gorosito
    Soccer Player
  • Néstor Calderón
    Soccer Player
  • Néstor Susaeta
    Soccer Player
  • Néstor Osorio Londoño
    Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain
  • Néstor Rossi
    Soccer Player
  • Néstor Martín-Fernández de la Torre
  • Néstor Guillén

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nestor

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nestor

Daniel Nestor

Daniel Nestor is a tennis player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to present. Daniel was born on September 4th, 1972 in Belgrade.

Elector of Brandenburg Joachim I Nestor

Elector of Brandenburg Joachim I Nestor was a noble. Elector was born as the child of John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg, and Margaret of Thuringia on February 21st, 1484 in Cölln. He breathed his last breath on July 11th, 1535.


Néstor is a soccer player for the FK Dukla Prague, Levante UD, and CD Olímpic de Xàtiva. Néstor was born on August 18th, 1992 in Xirivella, Spain. Néstor is also known as Néstor.

Eddie Nestor

Eddie was born on June 5th, 1964 in Hackney Central.

John Nestor

John was born on November 7th, 1912. He breathed his last breath on May 1st, 1999.

Pam Nestor

Pam Nestor is a pop and reggae musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to 1979. Pam was given the name Pamela Agatha Nestor on April 28th, 1948 in Berbice, Guyana.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nestor U.S.
  White 82.28% 64.26%
  African American 6.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.89% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.10% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nestor

People with the last name Nestor are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Nestor

  • What name lists does Nestor rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Nestor? Nestor is the 2,602nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Nestor was the 6,008th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nestor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,868 babies born with the first name Nestor in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nestor to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nestor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nestor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nestor is Tuesday, October 14th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Nestor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nestor was in 1991 with a total of 300 babies.
  • Random Nestor Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nestor ranks 71st in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 10 babies in New Mexico have the same name in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Nestor: The name spelled backwards is Rotsen. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Sentor. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nestor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,723 people with the last name Nestor.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nestor? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Nestor as their last name.
  • Nestor name meaning

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