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What does Matt mean?

Matt Pronunciation of Matt [matt] as a boys' name is a Hebrew name, and the meaning of the name Matt is "gift of God". Matt is an alternate spelling of Matthew (Hebrew).

Associated with: gift.


Matt has 1 variant: Mat.

20 more related forms via Matthew: Madteo, Mata, Mateo, Mateus, Mathe, Matheu, Mathew, Matias, Matico, Mats, Mattaus, Matteo, Matti, Mattias, Mattie, Mattieu, Matty, Matvey, Matyas and Matz.

Creative forms:
(male) Made, Martt, ..

(female) Mado, Mattha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Matt Ismael (M.I.), ..

How popular is Matt?

Matt is a very prominent first name for males (#329 out of 1220, Top 27%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#7255 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Matt reached its apex position of #271 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Mat, Mateo (#85 from recent data), Mathew (#480), Matias (#458), Matteo (#191), Matthew (#15), Mattias (#1568) and Mattie are the prominent varying forms of Matt appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Matty, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Matt reached its most widespread 4 decades ago (median #1372) and is now much lower (#977, 57.1% less usage). Matthew is the all-time favorite, though Mateo has become trendy as well, while versions such as Mat used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Matt, Mat, Mateo, Mathew, Matias in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bartt (see Bart), Hiatt, Hyatt, Jett, Kitt, Mac, Mace, Mack, Macy, Mads, Maik, Maks, Man, Mann, Mano, Mar, Mar-, Marc, Mark, Maro, Marq, Marr, Mars, Mart, Marti, Marty, Marx, Max, Maxx, Maxy, Mayo, Mays, Milt, Mort, Pitt, Platt, Pratt, Taitt, Watt, Wiatt, Witt and Wyatt. These names tend to be less frequently used than Matt.

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