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What does Mata mean?

Mata Pronunciation of Mata [ma-ta] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Mata) is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of Mata is "gift of God". Mata is an alternate spelling of Matthew (Hebrew).

Associated with: gift.


Mata has 7 variants: Madteo, Mateo, Matteo, Matti, Mattie, Mattieu and Matty.

16 more alternative forms via Matthew: Mat, Mateus, Mathe, Matheu, Mathew, Mathian, Mathias, Matias, Matico, Mats, Matt, Mattaus, Mattias, Matvey, Matyas and Matz.

Creative forms:
(male) Madou, Mato, ..

(female) Mado, Mava, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mata Abbas (M.A.), ..

How popular is Mata?

Mata is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#907 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Mata (not in Top 2000) are Matthew (#15 in recent rankings), Mateo (#85), Matteo (#191), Matias (#458), Mathew (#480), Mathias (#561), Mattias (#1568), Mattie, Matt and Mat. Other forms, like Matheu, are uncommon. These relations of Mata were favored as baby names 35 years ago (average #1381) and are now much less widespread (#935, 56% less usage), with forms such as Mathew falling out of fashion. Matthew is more widely used than the rest, though Mateo has grown trendy as well over time. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alta, Mac, Mace, Mack, Macy, Mads, Magal, Maik, Makai, Makar, Maks, Malak, Man, Mann, Mano, Manoa, Mar, Mar-, Marc, Mark, Maro, Marq, Marr, Mars, Mart, Marti, Marty, Marx, Max, Maxx, Maxy, Mayo, Mays, Nata and Ota. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mata.

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