Meaning and name origin
Mateo \m(a)-teo\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Mateo is "gift of God". Mateo is a variant of Matthew (Hebrew); biblical: the name of one of the twelve apostles, who wrote the first Gospel account of Jesus. See also Teo.
Mateo is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5398 out of 88799, Top 6%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mateo for boys. Mateo reached its highest rank of #106 in the U.S. in 2014 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Mateo and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Matthew (#16), Mateo (#106), Matteo (#375) and Mattie. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).