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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Modeste

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Alt. Meaning

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

O is for optimistic, look at the bright side!

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

E is for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

S is for serious, not always joking.

T is for time, you give to friends.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

Notable Persons Named Modeste

Modeste M'bami is a soccer player for the Le Havre AC, CS Sedan Ardennes, Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Olympique de Marseille, UD Almería, Dalian Yifang F.C., Changchun Yatai F.C., Ittihad FC, Millonarios F.C., and Cameroon national football team. Modeste was born on October 9th, 1982 in Yaoundé.


Modeste Demers was a cleric. Modeste was born on October 11th, 1809 in Saint-Nicolas, Quebec. He passed away on July 28th, 1871.


Modeste was born in 1820 in Quaregnon. He passed away in 1878.


Modeste Mutinga Mutuishayi is a journalist, senator, and senate (democratic republic of the congo).


Modeste was born on March 25th, 1795. He breathed his last breath in 1872.


Modeste Gnakpa is a soccer player for the K.R.C. Mechelen, AJ Auxerre, AD Ceuta, and UR La Louvière Centre. Modeste was born on October 17th, 1988 in Abidjan.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Modeste

Anthony Modeste is a soccer player for the FC Köln, Étoile Fréjus Saint-Raphaël, OGC Nice, Angers SCO, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Blackburn Rovers F.C., SC Bastia, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, and France national under-21 football team. Anthony was born on April 14th, 1988 in Cannes, France.


Jimmy Modeste is a soccer player for the Glyfada F.C., Paris FC, Le Mans FC, Stade Brestois 29, Chamois Niortais F.C., FK Bohemians Prague (Střížkov), AEP Paphos F.C., Nea Salamis Famagusta FC, and Cape Verde national football team. Jimmy was born on July 8th, 1981 in Paris. Jimmy is also known as djim #3.


Patrick Modeste is a soccer player for the Grenada national football team. Patrick was born on September 30th, 1976 in Grenada.


Ricky Modeste is a sports team member for the Dover Athletic F.C.


Kelvin Modeste is an athlete for the Point Fortin Civic F.C.


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Popularity of Modeste as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Modeste U.S.
  White 3.84% 64.26%
  African American 86.21% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.40% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Modeste

People with the last name Modeste are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Modeste

  • How Popular is the name Modeste? Modeste is the 77,426th most popular name of all time. As a last name Modeste was the 28,587th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Modeste have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8 babies born with the first name Modeste in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Modeste? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1890 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Modeste first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Modeste is Thursday, November 5th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Modeste born? The highest recorded use of the first name Modeste was in 1890 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Modeste: Your name in reverse order is Etsedom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mdostee. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Modeste? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 834 people with the last name Modeste.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Modeste? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Modeste as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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