First name origin & meaning:
Latin: Modest one
First name variations: Modesta, Modestia, Modestine, Modestus, Desty, Modesty
Last name origin & meaning:
French: from the personal name Modeste, a vernacular form of
Latin Modestus, from the adjective modestus ‘reserved’,
‘gentle’, ‘virtuous’. Compare Italian Modesto.
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