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What does Mata mean?

Mata \m(a)-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 a variation of Matthew (Hebrew). Biblical: the name of one of the twelve apostles. Unique as a name for newborns.


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

Mata has 26 more alternative forms via Matthew: Madteos, Madtheos, Mat, Mateus, Mateusz, Mathe, Matheu, Mathew, Mathian, Mathias, Mathieu, Matias, Matico, Mats, Matt, Mattaeus, Mattaus, Matthaus, Mattheus, Matthias, Matthieu, Matthiew, Mattias, Matvey, Matyas and Matz.


Mata is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1197 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Mata and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Mata (#unlisted) are Matthew (#16 in 2014), Mateo (#106), Matteo (#375), Mathew (#466), Matias (#503), Matthias (#580), Mathias (#582), Mattias, Mattie, Matt and Mat. These boy names are at the height of their popularity today, except for the forms Mathew, Matt and Mat which have become less fashionable. The more fashionable baby names among these are Matias (#503), Matthias (#580), Mateo (#106), Matteo (#375) and Matthew (#16). (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mat, Mateo, Mathew, Mathias, Matias, Matt, Matteo, Matthew, Matthias, Mattie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Nata. Like Mata, this name is not commonly used.