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Meaning and name origin

Matthew \m(a)-tthew\ as a boy's name is pronounced MATH-yoo. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Matthew is "gift of God". Biblical: the name of one of the twelve apostles, who wrote the first Gospel account of the life of Jesus. His name is a form of the Hebrew name Mattathia. The alternate spelling Mathew is an English surname variant spelling. Actors Matthew Broderick, Matthew Modine, Matthew Perry, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Leblanc, Matt Damon; photographer Mathew Brady; poet Matthew Arnold; tennis celebrity Mats Wilander.

Matthew has 34 variant forms: Madteo, Madteos, Madtheos, Mat, Mata, Mateo, Mateus, Mateusz, Mathe, Matheu, Mathew, Mathian, Mathias, Mathieu, Matias, Matico, Mats, Matt, Mattaeus, Mattaus, Matteo, Matthaus, Mattheus, Matthias, Matthieu, Matthiew, Matti, Mattias, Mattie, Mattieu, Matty, Matvey, Matyas and Matz.

For more information, see also related boy names Mace and Mayhew.

There are 3 feminine forms of Matthew: Madison, Mattea and May.


Popularity

Matthew is a very popular first name for males (#25 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2827 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Matthew for boys (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Matthew name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Matthew and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mat, Mateo, Mathew, Mathias, Matias, Matt, Matteo, Matthew, Matthias, Mattias and Mattie. (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mat, Mateo, Mathew, Mathias, Matias, Matt, Matteo, Matthew, Matthias, Mattie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mateo, Mathew, Mathias, Matias, Matteo outside U.S.

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


Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Matther. These names tend to be less commonly used than Matthew.

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