Meaning and name origin
Mathew \m(a)-thew\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Mathew is "gift of God". Mathew is a variant of Matthew (Hebrew); biblical: the name of one of the twelve apostles, who wrote the first Gospel account of Jesus.
Mathew is a very popular first name for males (#241 out of 1220, Top 20%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5440 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mathew for boys. Mathew reached its highest rank of #148 in the U.S. in 1990. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Mathew and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Matthew (#16) and Mathew (#466). (2014 statistics).