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 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).