MATTHEW
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: MATH-yoo (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
English form of Ματθαιος (Matthaios), which was a Greek form of the Hebrew name מַתִּתְיָהוּ (Mattityahu) meaning "gift of YAHWEH". Saint Matthew, also called Levi, was one of the twelve apostles. He was a tax collector, and supposedly the author of the first Gospel in the New Testament. As an English name, Matthew has been in use since the Middle Ages.
Related Names
VARIANT: Mathew (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Mat, Matt, Mattie, Matty (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Matia (Basque), Matthaios, Matthias (Biblical Greek), Mattityahu (Biblical Hebrew), Mattheus, Matthias (Biblical Latin), Mateu (Catalan), Matej, Mateo, Mate, Matija, Matko, Mato (Croatian), Matouš, Matěj, Matyáš (Czech), Mads, Mathias, Matthias (Danish), Matthias, Matthijs, Thijs, Ties (Dutch), Matias, Matti (Finnish), Mathieu, Matthieu, Mathias, Mathis, Matthias (French), Mate (Georgian), Matthäus, Mathias, Mathis, Matthias, Mattias (German), Matthias (Greek), Makaio (Hawaiian), Mattithyahu, Mattityahu (Hebrew), Máté, Mátyás (Hungarian), Maitiú (Irish), Matteo, Mattia (Italian), Matas (Lithuanian), Matej (Macedonian), Matteus, Mathias, Mats, Matthias (Norwegian), Mateusz, Maciej (Polish), Mateus, Matias (Portuguese), Matheus (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Matfey, Matvei, Matvey, Motya (Russian), Mateja, Matija (Serbian), Matúš, Matej (Slovak), Matej, Matevž, Matic, Matija, Matjaž, Tjaž (Slovene), Mateo, Matías (Spanish), Matteus, Mathias, Mats, Matthias, Mattias (Swedish)
Popularity
United States  ranked #12 
England/Wales  ranked #47 
Canada (BC)  ranked #19 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #41 
France  ranked #321 
Ireland  ranked #24 
Netherlands  ranked #357 
New Zealand  ranked #53 
Northern Ireland  ranked #7 
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