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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.

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) Mamee, Mamer, ..

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

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)

Mateo entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest 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.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Matthew (#15 from current records), Matteo (#191), Matias (#458), Mathew (#480), Teo (#1739), Mattie, Mateusz, Mathieu, Matt and Mat are the prominent varying forms of Mateo (#85 from current records) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Mateo were favored as birth names 35 years ago (average #1462) and have become much less widespread since (#1178, down 57%), 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.

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