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What does Modesto mean?

Modesto \m(o)-des-to, mod(e)-sto\ as a boys' name is pronounced mo-DESS-toh. It is of Spanish and Latin origin, and the meaning of Modesto is "modest, moderate, humble". A Spanish saint's name.


Modesto has 3 variants: Madesto, Medesto and Modestus.


Modesto is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1137 out of 1220, Top 93%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#19436 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Modesto for boys. Modesto entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #704 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Modesto name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Modesto outside U.S.