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Meaning and name origin

Modesto \m(o)-des-to, mod(e)-sto\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Madesto, Medesto and Modestus.


Modesto is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1137 out of 1220, Top 93%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#23565 out of 88799, Top 27%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Modesto for boys (2014 statistics).

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

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