Modesto - Meaning of Modesto
[ 3 syll. mo-des-to, mod-e-sto ] The baby boy name Modesto is pronounced in Italian and Spanish as Mow-DHEH-STow †. Modesto is used chiefly in the Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish languages, and its origin is Latin. It is derived from the elements 'modestus' meaning moderate ; 'modus' measure. Modestus (Latin) is an original form of Modesto. The name was borne by various saints. The name Modesta (English, Italian, Romanian, and Spanish) is the female form of Modesto.
Modestine (French diminutive form) is another variant of Modesto.
Modesto is a rarely used baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Modesto include Modesti, Modestie, Modesty, Modest, and Modeste.
† Pronunciation for Modesto: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; DH as in "they (DH.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"