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What does Mateo mean?

Mateo [ma-teo] as a boys' name. Mateo's root is 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.

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

(female) Made, Mado, ..

How popular is Mateo?

Mateo is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#3811 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Mateo for boys. Mateo entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #106 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Matthew (#16 from current records), Matteo (#375), Mathew (#466), Matias (#503), Teo (#1792), Mattie, Mateusz, Mathieu, Matt and Mat are the prominent varying forms of Mateo (#106 from current records) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Mateo were favored as birth names 34 years ago (average #1462) and have become much less widespread since (#1205, down 62%), with versions like Mathew going out of style. Matthew is more familiar than the rest, although Mateo seems to be becoming a favorite too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mateo, Mat, Mateusz, Mathew, Mathieu in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Anteo, Caeo, Mace, Maceo, Macey, Magee, Maier, Majed, Majer, Malek, Mano, Manten (see Manton), Manzo, Marco, Marek, Mareo, Mario, Marko, Maro, Martel, Marten, Marzo, Mather, Maureo, Mauro, Maxey, Mayer, Mayes, Mayo, Tadeo and Takeo. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mateo.