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Meaning and name origin

Mata \m(a)-ta\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Mata), is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Mata is "gift of God". Mata is a variant of Matthew (Hebrew); biblical: the name of one of the twelve apostles, who wrote the first Gospel account of Jesus.


Mata has 7 variant forms: Madteo, Mateo, Matteo, Matti, Mattie, Mattieu, Matty.


Mata is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1197 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Mata and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Matthew (#16), Mateo (#106), Matteo (#375) and Mattie. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mateo, Matteo, Matthew, Mattie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Mat, Mathe, Mats, Matt, Matz and Nata. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mata.