Matthew boy

First name origins & meanings:

  1. Hebrew: Gift of God
  2. Scandinavian: Gift from God
  3. Hebrew: God's gift

First name variations: Matteo, Matthäus, Mateus, Mateo, Matthias, Matias, Matia, Mattias, Matze, Mathew, Mathias, Matthias, Mattieu, Matheu, Matyus, Matthuas, Mathern, Mayhew, Mattheson, Matthieson, Matthews, Mattheus, Mathe, Mattison, Massey, Matt, Matty, Mats, Máté, Mátyás, Matai, Matthias, Matias, Matts, Matz, Mats, Matt, Matteo, Matthias, Mattias

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name Ma(t)thew, vernacular form of the Greek New Testament name Matthias, Matthaios, which is ultimately from the Hebrew personal name Matityahu ‘gift of God’. This was taken into Latin as Mat(t)hias and Matthaeus respectively, the former being used for the twelfth apostle (who replaced Judas Iscariot) and the latter for the author of the first Gospel. In many European languages this distinction is reflected in different surname forms. The commonest vernacular forms of the personal name, including English Matthew, Old French Matheu, Spanish Mateo, Italian Matteo, Portuguese Mateus, Catalan and Occitan Mateu are generally derived from the form Matthaeus. The American surname Matthew has also absorbed European cognates from other languages, including Greek Mathias and Mattheos.
  2. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

Famous people with this first name: Matthew Broderick, Matthew Fox, Matthew McConaughey

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Phil Collins, Mia Farrow, Nancy Kerrigan, Catherine O'Hara

This name appears in the following lists: Alliterative Names, Black History/Civil Rights Leaders, Poets, Pioneers/Explorers

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