Modesto

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Modesto mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Modesto

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     Italian
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     English
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Alt. Meaning

M is for marvelous, which is how others see you

O is for original, one of a kind!

D is for dashing, the romantic you!

E is for eager, let's get started!

S is for serious, not always joking.

T is for tender, loving nature.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

Notable Persons Named Modesto

He was most active from 1944 to 1973. Jorge was given the name Modesto Llosas Rosell on November 24th, 1920 in Aldaia. He breathed his last breath on April 20th, 1972.

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Modesto Cartagena is a military person. His military service ended in 1945.

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Modesto was born on February 9th, 1852. He passed away on November 28th, 1936.

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Modesto Seara-Vazquez is a Rector Oaxaca State University System. Modesto was born on September 11th, 1931 in Allariz.

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Modesto Roma Jr. is a President of Santos FC. He was most active from 2014 to present. Modesto was given the name Modesto Roma Júnior on December 5th, 1952 in Santos, Brazil. Modesto is also known as Roma and Modesto.

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Modesto was born in Lake Garda.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Modesto

François Modesto is a soccer player for the SC Bastia, Cagliari Calcio, Modena F.C., AS Monaco FC, Olympiacos F.C., and Corsica national football team. François was born on August 19th, 1978 in Bastia.

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Juan Modesto is a military person.

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Francesco Modesto is a soccer player for the F.C. Crotone, Cosenza Calcio 1914, U.S. Vibonese Calcio, U.S. Città di Palermo, Ascoli Picchio F.C. 1898, A.S.D. Reggio Calabria, Genoa C.F.C., Bologna F.C. 1909, S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913, Delfino Pescara 1936, Calcio Padova, and Italy national under-20 f. Francesco was born on February 16th, 1982 in Crotone, Italy.

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How popular is the baby name Modesto in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1908 7 0 7
1912 7 0 7
1913 8 0 8
1914 11 0 11
1915 18 0 18
1916 19 0 19
1917 18 0 18
1918 20 0 20
1919 14 0 14
1920 14 0 14
1921 11 0 11
1922 10 0 10
1923 20 0 20
1924 22 0 22
1925 34 0 34
1926 28 0 28
1927 38 0 38
1928 27 0 27
1929 29 0 29
1930 25 0 25
1931 25 0 25
1932 23 0 23
1933 16 0 16
1934 16 0 16
1935 27 0 27
1936 13 0 13
1937 16 0 16
1938 25 0 25
1939 17 0 17
1940 21 0 21
1941 25 0 25
1942 27 0 27
1943 19 0 19
1944 27 0 27
1945 26 0 26
1946 24 0 24
1947 23 0 23
1948 29 0 29
1949 24 0 24
1950 22 0 22
1951 26 0 26
1952 21 0 21
1953 26 0 26
1954 12 0 12
1955 23 0 23
1956 19 0 19
1957 27 0 27
1958 36 0 36
1959 33 0 33
1960 37 0 37
1961 23 0 23
1962 27 0 27
1963 24 0 24
1964 16 0 16
1965 22 0 22
1966 25 0 25
1967 25 0 25
1968 26 0 26
1969 37 0 37
1970 32 0 32
1971 30 0 30
1972 37 0 37
1973 32 0 32
1974 27 0 27
1975 20 0 20
1976 32 0 32
1977 26 0 26
1978 28 0 28
1979 31 0 31
1980 34 0 34
1981 31 0 31
1982 20 0 20
1983 27 0 27
1984 25 0 25
1985 29 0 29
1986 31 0 31
1987 20 0 20
1988 30 0 30
1989 26 0 26
1990 34 0 34
1991 37 0 37
1992 28 0 28
1993 23 0 23
1994 27 0 27
1995 28 0 28
1996 24 0 24
1997 23 0 23
1998 30 0 30
1999 26 0 26
2000 35 0 35
2001 31 0 31
2002 19 0 19
2003 22 0 22
2004 21 0 21
2005 14 0 14
2006 21 0 21
2007 22 0 22
2008 19 0 19
2009 16 0 16
2010 16 0 16
2011 14 0 14
2012 10 0 10
2013 12 0 12
2014 9 0 9
2015 10 0 10
2016 10 0 10
2017 8 0 8
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Modesto

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Popularity of Modesto as a first name

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Popularity of Modesto as a last name

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Common last names for Modesto

  • Rodriguez
  • Martinez
  • Rivera
  • Gonzalez
  • Garcia
  • Hernandez
  • Torres
  • Morales
  • Santiago
  • Ortiz
  • Cruz
  • Sanchez
  • Ramos
  • Alvarez

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Modesto U.S.
  White 18.39% 64.26%
  African American 1.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.06% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.94% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 72.67% 16.26%

Of Last Name Modesto

People with the last name Modesto are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Modesto

  • How Popular is the name Modesto? Modesto is the 5,918th most popular name of all time. As a last name Modesto was the 16,087th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Modesto have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,467 babies born with the first name Modesto in the United States. That's more than enough people named Modesto to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Modesto? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1908 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Modesto first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Modesto is Monday, November 22nd, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Modesto born? The highest recorded use of the first name Modesto was in 1927 with a total of 38 babies.
  • Random Modesto Factoid: According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Modesto is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1956.
  • Weird things about the name Modesto: Your name in reverse order is Otsedom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Otemdso. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Modesto? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,800 people with the last name Modesto.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Modesto? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Modesto as their last name since less than 1 person in 164k 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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