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Girl Name: Modesty

Name: Modesty
Pronunciation: \m(o)-des-ty, mod(e)-sty\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: modest, without conceit
Origin: Latin
Variant forms: Modesta, Modestia, Modestina, Modestine


Modesty \m(o)-des-ty, mod(e)-sty\ as a girl's name is pronounced MAH-dess-tee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Modesty is "modest, without conceit". A virtue name that the Romans used in the form of Modesta.

Modesty has 4 variant forms: Modesta, Modestia, Modestina and Modestine.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Modesty.


Modesty is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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