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What does Mathew mean?

Mathew Pronunciation of Mathew [math-ew] as a name for boys is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Mathew is "gift of God". Mathew is a version of Matthew (Hebrew).

Associated with: gift.


Mathew has 4 variants: Matheu, Mathieu, Matthieu and Matthiew.

22 more related forms via Matthew: Madteo, Madtheos, Mat, Mata, Mateo, Mateus, Mathe, Mathian, Mathias, Matias, Matico, Mats, Matt, Matteo, Mattheus, Matti, Mattie, Mattieu, Matty, Matvey, Matyas and Matz.

Creative forms:
(male) Marew, Mathah, ..

(female) Mathi, Mathie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mathew Damani (M.D.), ..

How popular is Mathew?

Mathew is a very popular first name for males (#241 out of 1220, Top 20%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#3509 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Mathew reached its apex rank of #148 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is at #480 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mathew name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mathew outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Mathew (#480 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000 are Mat, Mateo (#85 in recent rankings), Mathias (#561), Mathieu, Matias (#458), Matt, Matteo (#191), Matthew (#15) and Mattie. Other variants, like Mateus, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Mathew was more pronounced among parents during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 2.6%) and has become much lower since (usage 1.1%, down 56.4%). Matthew is the longstanding favorite, though Mateo has gained in popularity, while forms like Mat have become less contemporary.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Carew, Lathen, Mabrey, Mace, Maceo, Macey, Macgee, Macghee (see Magee), Machen, Machent, Machin, Machon, Mackey, Magee, Magnes, Mahesh, Mahir, Maier, Maither, Majed, Majeed, Majer, Malden, Maleek, Maleeq, Malek, Mallen, Mandel, Mandrew, Manheim, Manlea (see Manley), Manley, Manoel, Mansel, Manten (see Manton), Manuel, Manvel, Marcel, Mardel, Marden, Marek, Mareo, Markel, Markey, Marlea, Marlen, Marley, Marlow, Marmer, Martel, Marten, Martie, Marve, Marvel, Marven, Maslen, Massen, Massey, Mather, Matther, Maureo, Maxey, Maxie, Mayeer, Mayer, Mayes, Mayhew, Mayne, Miche, Michel, Mitchel, Moshe, Mosheh and Nathen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mathew.

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