Name: Nestor

Origin and Meaning of the Name Nestor

  • Meaning:
    Return
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (NESS tor)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Nestor)
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Miscellaneous Info for Nestor

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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Nestor comes from the root 'nes', from which the ancient Greek language also developed 'neomai' ('to go away/back', 'to go to war') and 'nostos' ('a return home', 'a journey'). In Greek mythology Nestor was the son of Neleus and Chloris and King of Pylos. He appears in both the Iliad and the Odyssey where despite his old age he is noted for his bravery and oratorical ability.

    There was a third century CE Saint Nestor, whose feast day is celebrated on February 26th.

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