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Modesty

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Gender: Female Meaning of Modesty: "modesty" Origin of Modesty: Latin

The name Modesty is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "modesty". Modesty and is often added to lists like Colonial Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

Modesty is a virtue name dating to Roman times, but never widely used, except for hot 1960s movie spoof heroine, Modesty Blaise, based on a comic strip.

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Famous People Named Modesty

Pop Culture References for the name Modesty

Modesty Barebone, character in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" by J.K. Rowling

Modestina, Modestia, Modestine, Modestie, Modeste, Modestus, Modesta

Comments

Selkit Says:

2019-02-22T03:13:46

Please don't name your daughter this. Way too much baggage.

grace147 Says:

2017-02-14T22:05:57

I like it. Obviously you wouldn't always have to use the full name, possible nicknames include Mod, Dessie, Desa, or Mo.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-12-08T20:22:46

I love this name, so pretty, and the virtue in question is often underrated nowadays. The problem with many of these names is that they kind of put pressure on kids, to live up to their names. There could also be some bullying issues, relating to the names. In terms of character names in fiction, there is the risk of them being a little too appropriate. I love Daphne du Maurier, but Patience for Mary's long-suffering aunt in "Jamaica Inn" - that character name is just too much.

Yessica Says:

2016-02-27T22:37:03

Just think how awkward it would be yelling for your kid.
"MMMMOOOOODDDDESSSSSSTTTYYYYYY"!!!!!

Impwood Says:

2015-11-23T22:21:22

Sorry I got the wrong impression. It sounded rather as if you were degrading the Amish, or making it sound as if they were "backward" or something of the kind.

Michaela Says:

2015-11-23T22:17:14

I'm saying that you're one of those three things if you'd name a kid Modesty. I'm not 'comparing' being Amish to being sadistic or joking. You're either Amish and rural with Modesty being a commonplace name, or you're mainstream and possibly sadistic and/or joking.

Impwood Says:

2015-11-23T22:13:15

Sorry if I've got the wrong end of the stick, but are you comparing being Amish to being sadistic or joking?

Michaela Says:

2015-11-23T21:33:44

You're either joking, sadistic, or Amish if you are considering naming your daughter Modesty.

RoddyThlayli Says:

2015-10-03T22:37:35

I prefer Honesty, but this isn't bad.

indiefendi2 Says:

2015-01-06T08:58:07

I went to school with a Modesty. She was quite the opposite.