Meaning and name origin
Modesta \m(o)-des-ta, mod(e)-sta\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Modesta is "modest, without conceit". Modesta is a variant of Modesty (Latin): a virtue name that the Romans used in the form of Modesta.
Modesta is a very popular first name for females (#1820 out of 4276, Top 43%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Modesta for girls. Modesta reached its highest rank of #807 in the U.S. in 1910-1919 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).