What does Mata mean?
Mata /ma-ta/ [2 sylls.] 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). Mota is a common last name.
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.Kreatif forms: Macta, Madou, Maxta. [more]
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. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Mata and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Mata (not in Top 1000) are Matthew (#16 in 2014), Mateo (#106), Matteo (#375), Mathew (#466), Matias (#503), Matthias (#580), Mathias (#582), Mattias, Mattie, Matt and Mat. Forms like Mateus are uncommon. These boy names are at the height of their popularity today (usage of 0.3975%), except for the forms Mathew, Mat and Matt 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)
A recommended similar baby name is Nata. Like Mata, this name is not commonly used.