Meaning and name origin
Matheu \m(a)-theu\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Matheu is "gift of God". Matheu is a variant of Matthew (Hebrew); biblical: the name of one of the twelve apostles, who wrote the first Gospel account of Jesus.
Matheu is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#55633 out of 88799, Top 63%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Matheu and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Matthew (#16) and Mathew (#466). (2014 statistics).