Gender: Female Origin of Nesta: Welsh variation of Agnes Meaning of Agnes: Greek, "pure, virginal"

Nesta Origin and Meaning

The name Nesta is a girl's name of Welsh origin.

This is the most popular Welsh form of Agnes. Variants include Annest and Nest. There was an eleventh century Nest who was known as 'Helen of Wales' for her beauty and the problems it caused.

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FantasyandPrayer Says:


I actually prefer Annest, one of the variations offered by Nameberry

Wittyusername103 Says:


I think this is so darling. New favorite!

Zelliew Says:


Nesta reminds me of a nesting bird

indiefendi2 Says:


I think it'd be a cute homage for a Bob Marley fan.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Nestlé didn't come to mind for me. I thought of Lunesta. Still, nice looking name.

vintageluvs Says:


I think Nest and Nesta are really cute nicknames for Agnes that follow the pattern of bird names. Plus, I'm a sucker for anything Agnes and "lamb"-related, and this name in particular has had quite a long history in Wales I believe.

EvaThyssen Says:


For Nestlé fanboys and fangirls :P

lizway Says:


it reminds me too much of nestle... or just nests in general. cute name though?

rie Says:


I'd rather Vanessa. Don't like the T in this.

Saffron_Rice Says:


A lovely Welsh name steeped in history. I used to work with a Margaret Nesta

kpearl8 Says:


I don't really like Agnes, but I like that it is related to my own name Katherine -both come from the Greek and mean "pure". Also my family is Welsh so the Welsh form of Agnes is just the perfect name that I would love to use for my daughter. Plus it's adorable :3.