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What does Mathieu mean?

Mathieu Pronunciation of Mathieu [math-ieu] as a name for boys has its root in Hebrew, and the name Mathieu means "gift of God". Mathieu is a French form of Matthew (Hebrew).

Associated with: gift.


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

16 more relations via Matthew: Mateo, Mateus, Mathe, Mathian, Mathias, Matias, Matico, Mattaeus, Matteo, Mattheus, Matthias, Matti, Mattias, Mattie, Mattieu and Matvey.

Creative forms:
(male) Mathick, Mavieu, ..

(female) Mathbel, Mathi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mathieu Zacharias (M.Z.), ..

How popular is Mathieu?

Mathieu is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#6482 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Mathieu entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #1470 in the U.S. in 1998, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Matthew (#15 last year), Mateo (#85), Matteo (#191), Matias (#458), Mathew (#480), Matthias (#555), Mathias (#561), Mattias (#1568) and Mattie are the prominent varying forms of Mathieu. These relations of Mathieu reached the apex of their popularity in the 1980s (average #1423) and are somewhat less common today (#791, down 55%), with forms like Matthew becoming somewhat dated. Matthew is the all-time favorite, though Mateo has gained in usage over time.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Machen, Machin, Mackie, Macniel, Mahir, Maier, Maither, Malkiel, Mannie, Martie, Massie, Mather, Matther, Maurie, Maxie, Mayhew, Michiel and Xathieur. Like Mathieu, these names are not frequently used.

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