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What does Mateo mean?

Mateo Pronunciation of Mateo [ma-teo] as a boys' name has its root in Hebrew, and the name Mateo means "gift of God". Mateo is a Spanish form of Matthew (Hebrew). See also Teo.

Associated with: gift.


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

Mateo has 16 more related forms via Matthew: Madteos, Madtheos, Mat, Mateus, Mateusz, Mathe, Matheu, Mathew, Mathieu, Matias, Matico, Mats, Matt, Matvey, Matyas and Matz.

Creative forms:
(male) Macteo, Makteo, ..

(female) Mamer, Mateomi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mateo Raleigh (M.R.), ..

How popular is Mateo?

Mateo is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#3811 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Mateo for boys. Mateo entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #85 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mateo name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mateo outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mateo is pronounced similarly to Madteo, Mata, Matteo, Matti, Mattie, Mattieu and Matty. Other suggested similar names are Anteo, Caeo, Mace, Maceo, Macey, Madteos, Magee, Maier, Majed, Majer, Malek, Mano, Manten (see Manton), Manzo, Marco, Marek, Mareo, Mario, Marko, Maro, Martel, Marten, Marzo, Mat, Mateus, Mathe, Mather, Matheu, Mathew, Matico, Mats, Matt, Matvey, Matz, Maureo, Mauro, Maxey, Mayer, Mayes, Mayo, Tadeo and Takeo. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mateo.