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What does Mateus mean?

Mateus Pronunciation of Mateus [ma-teus] as a name for boys is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Mateus is "gift of God". Mateus is a Portuguese form of Matthew (Hebrew).

Associated with: gift.


Mateus has 6 variants: Madteos, Matias, Mattaeus, Mattaus, Mattias and Matyas.

23 more alternative forms via Matthew: Madteo, Madtheos, Mat, Mata, Mateo, Mateusz, Mathe, Matheu, Mathew, Mathias, Mathieu, Matico, Mats, Matt, Matteo, Matthaus, Mattheus, Matti, Mattie, Mattieu, Matty, Matvey and Matz.

Creative forms:
(male) Manteus, Marteus, ..

(female) Mais, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mateus Jackson (M.J.), ..

How popular is Mateus?

Mateus is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#31738 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Mateus (outside Top 2000) are Mat, Mateo (#85 last year), Mateusz, Mathew (#480), Mathias (#561), Mathieu, Matias (#458), Matt, Matteo (#191), Matthew (#15), Mattias (#1568) and Mattie. Adoption of these forms of Mateus reached its peak in the 1980s (adoption of 2.61%) and has become significantly lower since (adoption 1.14%, 56.2%), with forms like Matt becoming less fashionable. Matthew has been the overall favorite, although Matteo seems to be gaining popularity too. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mattias, Mattie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aigeus, Amadeus, Amatus, Anteus, Artemus, Cadmus, Caius, Cetus, Deus, Faunus, Fawnus, Gaius, Jairus, Janus, Jarius, Kadmus, Mace, Maceo, Macey, Mads, Magee, Magnus, Magus, Mahesh, Makena, Maks, Maleek, Malek, Maleki, Malequi, Malmun, Mamun, Mansur, Manten (see Manton), Manus, Marcas, Marcos, Marcus, Marinus, Marius, Markess, Markos, Markus, Marque, Marques, Marqui, Marquis, Marquus, Mars, Martel, Martell, Marten, Martenn, Mather, Maurus, Maxey, Mayeer, Mayer, Mayes, Mays, Miles, Montes, Moses, Mozes, Myles, Nereus, Oates, Paulus, Proteus, Rasmus, Rastus, Taurus, Thadeus, Yates and Zacheus. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mateus.

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