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What does Modesto mean?

Modesto Pronunciation of Modesto [modesto] 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.

Associated with: saint.


Modesto has 3 variants: Madesto, Medesto and Modestus.

Creative forms:
(male) Mayesto, Melesto, ..


Middle name pairings:
Modesto Juancarlos (M.J.), ..

How popular is Modesto?

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. Demographics)

Modesto entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #1420 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Modesto name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Celesto, Ernesto, Honesto, Joseito, Lorento, Melesio, Milesio, Moses, Mozes, Roberto and Sesto. These names tend to be less frequently used than Modesto.

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