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Matthew Meaning


What does Matthew mean?

The name Matthew is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Matthew is "gift of G-d".

Matthew is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ma-tthew.

The Given Name Matthew

In use since the Middle Ages, Matthew is the English form of the Greek name Matthaios, which is in turn is a form of the earlier Hebrew name Mattityahu (מַתִּתְיָהוּ). The name Matthew is derived from the Hebrew elements mattaht meaning "gift" and yahu meaning "G-d".

Some famous bearers of this name include: Matthew Alvarez, and Matthew Ashford.

Matthew Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 20 in baby name popularity for boys with 9,924 occurrences. It ranked 10,228 in baby name popularity for girls with 10 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 16 in baby name popularity for boys with 11,671 occurrences. It ranked 9,118 in baby name popularity for girls with 12 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Matthew has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Matthew Name Popularity Page.

Matthew Related Names

Variants of the name Matthew include Mathew.

The names Mads, Maitiu, Makaio, Matan, Matej, Mateja, Mateo, Mateus, Mateusz, Matevs, Matevz, Mathais, Mathan, Mathea, Matheus, Mathews, Mathia, Mathias, Mathieu, Matia, Matias, Matija, Matiu, Matjaz, Matous, Mats, Mattathia, Matteo, Matthaios, Matthijs, Matti, Mattia, Mattison, Mattithyahu, Matus, Matvei, Matvey, Matviyko, Matyas are all forms of Matthew.

Matthew has the diminutives (nicknames) Macey, Mat, Matt, Mattie.

Famous Matthews

  • Matthew ~ Biblical Character (Matt. 9:9/Mark 2:14), 2 storms
  • Matthew Alvarez ~ Saint
  • Matthew Ashford ~ Actor
  • Matthew Bellamy ~ Rock Musician
  • Matthew Boulton ~ Business Mogul
  • Matthew Broderick ~ Actor
  • Matthew C. Perry ~ Military Leader
  • Matthew Cuthbert ~ Anne of Green Gables character
  • Matthew Dac Nguyen ~ Saint
  • Matthew Flathers ~ Saint
  • Matthew Flinders ~ Explorer
  • Matthew Fox ~ Actor
  • Matthew Gam Van Le ~ Saint
  • Matthew Goode ~ Actor
  • Matthew Gray Gubler ~ Actor
  • Matthew Kohioye ~ Saint
  • Matthew Lillard ~ Actor
  • Matthew Macfadyen ~ Actor
  • Matthew McConaughey ~ Actor
  • Matthew Modine ~ Actor
  • Matthew Morrison ~ Actor
  • Matthew of Beauvais ~ Saint
  • Matthew Perry ~ Actor
  • Matthew Settle ~ Actor
  • Matthew Spiranovic ~ Soccer Player

Matthew Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Matthew.

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Matthew Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Matthew in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Matthew.

Just for fun, see the name Matthew in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Matthew in Nautical Flags page.