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What does Mat mean?

Mat Pronunciation of Mat [mat] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Mat) has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Mat is "gift of God". Mat is an alternate form of Matthew (Hebrew).

Associated with: gift.


Mat has 1 variant: Matt.

17 more related forms via Matthew: Madteo, Mata, Mateo, Mateus, Mathe, Matheu, Mathew, Matias, Matico, Mats, Matteo, Matti, Mattie, Matty, Matvey, Matyas and Matz.

Creative forms:
(male) Matta, Merat, ..

(female) Matta, Mattha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mat Westin (M.W.), ..

How popular is Mat?

Mat is an unusual first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#81700 out of 150436, Top 54%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Mat reached its apex rank of #564 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mat name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mat outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Mat listed in the Top 2000 are Matthew (#15 in 2015), Mateo (#85), Matteo (#191), Matias (#458), Mathew (#480), Mattie and Matt. Adoption of these forms of Mat reached its apex 4 decades ago (adoption of 2.6%) and is now significantly less (adoption 1.11%, 57.3%), with forms such as Matt becoming somewhat dated. Mateo, Matteo and Matias are three of the more contemporarily stylish boy names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mat, Mateo, Mathew, Matias, Matt in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Matteo, Matthew, Mattie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mathew, Matteo, Matthew outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bat, Mac, Man, Mar, Mart, Max, Nat, Pat and Wat. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mat.

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