Nest

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See also: nest, NEST, nést, and n'est

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Welsh surname): Nist

Etymology[edit]

Two possible origins:

  • Welsh metronymic surname, from a diminutive of the personal name Agnes.
  • Borrowed from German Nest (nest), probably a topographic surname.

Proper noun[edit]

Nest (plural Nests)

  1. A surname.

Statistics[edit]

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Nest is the 58042nd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 350 individuals. Nest is most common among White (79.14%) and Black/African American (11.43%) individuals.

Further reading[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German nest, from Old High German nest, from Proto-West Germanic *nest, from Proto-Germanic *nestą, from Proto-Indo-European *nisdós.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Nest n (strong, genitive Nestes or Nests, plural Nester)

  1. nest
  2. (colloquial) small village

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Nest” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Nest” in Duden online

Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Nest m

  1. plural of Naast