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Meaning of Nestor

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The name Nestor has the following meaning:

A wise traveler who counseled the Greeks at Troy.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Nestor is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 822 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In both Years 2008 and 2009, the name Nestor remained at the same ranking of 1000. (A ranking of 1000 means that this name ranked 1000 or poorer in the 2008/2009 popularity surveys)

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Nestor in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Nestor is pronounced as ness-tur


Nestor originates from the Greek language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Nestor and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Nestor: Boys - Damasus, Damian, Nereus, Orion, Girls - Athena, Cleopatra, Drea, Magdalene, Rhea, Both genders - Agnes, Alpha, Andra, Andrew, Angel, Barbara


Popular Variants for the name Nestor: Nester, Nesterio, Nestore, Nestorio, Netzer, Netzor


Common nicknames for the name Nestor are: Nest


We think the name Nestor should fall under the following style category: The Wild West.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Nestor to be: Suave, rich chap

In one word, you might describe Nestor as a(n) "suave" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Nestor (or its variants) are:

Nestor Carbonell , born on 1 December, a famous actor. Nestor Carbonell 's background: An Cuban-American actor best known for his role as Luis Rivera on the sitcom Suddenly Susan.

Nestor George Chylak, Jr., born on 11 May, a famous baseballer. Nestor George Chylak, Jr.'s background: An American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1954 to 1978.

NÚstor Carlos Kirchner, born on 25 February, a famous president. NÚstor Carlos Kirchner's background: The President of Argentina, from May 25, 2003 until December 10, 2007. A Justicialist with leftist leanings, Kirchner was previously governor of the province of Santa Cruz.
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