Given Name MATEJ

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Матеј (Macedonian)
PRONOUNCED: ma-TAY (Slovene)  [details]

Meaning & History

Slovak form of MATTHIAS, used to refer to the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. Also the Slovene, Croatian and Macedonian form of MATTHEW, used to refer to the evangelist and apostle also known as Levi.
VARIANT: Matevž (Slovene)
DIMINUTIVES: Mate, Matko, Mato (Croatian)
FEMININE FORMS: Mateja (Slovene), Matea, Mateja (Croatian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Matia (Basque), Mattaniah, Matthew, Matthias, Mattithiah (Biblical), Matthaios, Matthias (Biblical Greek), Mattanyahu, Mattithyahu, Mattityahu (Biblical Hebrew), Mattheus, Matthias (Biblical Latin), Matey (Bulgarian), Mateu (Catalan), Matěj, Matouš, Matyáš (Czech), Mathias, Mads, Matthias (Danish), Matthias, Matthijs, Thijs, Ties (Dutch), Matthew, Mat, Mathew, Matt, Mattie, Matty (English), Matias, Matti (Finnish), Matéo, Mathéo, Mathias, Mathieu, Mathis, Matthias, Matthieu, Mathys (French), Mate (Georgian), Mathias, Mathis, Matthäus, Matthias, Mattias (German), Matthaios (Greek), Makaio (Hawaiian), Mattityahu (Hebrew), Máté, Mátyás (Hungarian), Maitiú (Irish), Matteo, Mattia (Italian), Matas, Motiejus (Lithuanian), Mathias, Matteus, Mats, Matthias (Norwegian), Maciej, Mateusz (Polish), Mateus, Matias (Portuguese), Matheus (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Matei (Romanian), Matfey, Matvei, Matvey, Motya (Russian), Mateja, Matija (Serbian), Mateo, Matías (Spanish), Mathias, Matteus, Mattias, Mats, Matthias (Swedish)
SAME SPELLING: Matěj
Entry updated December 8, 2017