Nestor

Nestor is the name of a figure in Greek mythology, a wise and very old king of Pylos who features in both the Iliad and the Odyssey, well-known for his wisdom and advice. He was on the side of the Greeks during the Trojan war. The name Nestor has been linked to Ancient Greek neomai meaning “to return, to come back” or more essentially “homecoming, returner”.

Nestor is also a surname, either derived from the given name above; as an Irish surname it is an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Adhastair meaning “son of the short man of the bridle” or “son of the short man of the halter”, perhaps originating as a nickname for someone who was wayward or aimless.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: “to return, to come back” or “homecoming, returner”; as a anglicized Gaelic surname “son of the short man of the bridle/halter”

Usage: Ancient Greek, English, Spanish, Russian, French

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Variants:

  • Nester (English)
  • Nestori (Finnish)
  • Nestore (Italian)
  • Néstor (Spanish)

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