Nestor

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nestor

"Nestor" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Traveller". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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
Wiktionary

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, rare in English.
  3. A wise old man, especially such a counselor.

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

Notable Persons Named Nestor

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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How popular is the baby name Nestor in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1885 5 0 5
1895 7 0 7
1897 5 0 5
1898 5 0 5
1905 5 0 5
1906 5 0 5
1907 9 0 9
1908 7 0 7
1910 7 0 7
1911 6 0 6
1912 12 0 12
1913 18 0 18
1914 24 0 24
1915 31 0 31
1916 29 0 29
1917 23 0 23
1918 21 0 21
1919 14 0 14
1920 19 0 19
1921 31 0 31
1922 14 0 14
1923 26 0 26
1924 26 0 26
1925 27 0 27
1926 24 0 24
1927 30 0 30
1928 28 0 28
1929 32 0 32
1930 32 0 32
1931 21 0 21
1932 17 0 17
1933 18 0 18
1934 29 0 29
1935 24 0 24
1936 25 0 25
1937 13 0 13
1938 23 0 23
1939 15 0 15
1940 19 0 19
1941 19 0 19
1942 18 0 18
1943 22 0 22
1944 10 0 10
1945 19 0 19
1946 24 0 24
1947 28 0 28
1948 26 0 26
1949 29 0 29
1950 27 0 27
1951 23 0 23
1952 31 0 31
1953 41 0 41
1954 45 0 45
1955 34 0 34
1956 34 0 34
1957 56 0 56
1958 60 0 60
1959 54 0 54
1960 52 0 52
1961 56 0 56
1962 59 0 59
1963 52 0 52
1964 45 0 45
1965 42 0 42
1966 57 0 57
1967 56 0 56
1968 58 0 58
1969 60 0 60
1970 78 0 78
1971 67 0 67
1972 66 0 66
1973 78 0 78
1974 85 0 85
1975 56 0 56
1976 80 0 80
1977 73 0 73
1978 94 0 94
1979 90 0 90
1980 106 0 106
1981 98 0 98
1982 109 0 109
1983 108 0 108
1984 115 0 115
1985 139 0 139
1986 133 0 133
1987 173 0 173
1988 216 0 216
1989 254 0 254
1990 264 0 264
1991 300 0 300
1992 298 0 298
1993 290 0 290
1994 271 0 271
1995 253 0 253
1996 237 0 237
1997 201 0 201
1998 226 0 226
1999 247 0 247
2000 236 0 236
2001 218 0 218
2002 196 0 196
2003 189 0 189
2004 197 0 197
2005 226 0 226
2006 201 0 201
2007 209 0 209
2008 194 0 194
2009 157 0 157
2010 164 0 164
2011 123 0 123
2012 115 0 115
2013 106 0 106
2014 108 0 108
2015 125 0 125
2016 106 0 106

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Popularity of Nestor as a first name

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Popularity of Nestor as a last name

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  • Martinez
  • Rivera
  • Gonzalez
  • Garcia
  • Hernandez
  • Sanchez
  • Perez
  • Fernandez
  • Gomez
  • Herrera
  • Ramos
  • Cruz
  • Hill

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

  • How Popular is the name Nestor? Nestor is the 2,537th 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 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,538 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 as you in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Nestor: Your name in reverse order is Rotsen. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rtoesn. 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.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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