Modest, Modeste

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Latin
Meaning: “modesty”
Eng (MOD-est); Fre (mo-DEST)

The name is form the Latin, Modestus, which means, “modest.” It was borne by several Christian saints. In France, its designated name-day is February 24.

Other forms include:

  • Modest Модест (English/Polish/Russian)
  • Modesto (Italian/Portuguese/Spanish)
  • Modestus (Dutch/Latin)

Modya and Desya are Russian diminutive forms.

Feminine forms include the French, Modestine and the Spanish, Modesta.