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It's an awesome name and I really like it a lot! The name brings in a lot of personality and kindness.
― Anonymous User  1/29/2005
I think the name Matthew is a STRONG, funny, Smart, and SEXY;) name. Anyone who thinks otherwise is WRONG.
― Anonymous User  2/11/2005
I think that there are way too many Matthews in the world. I know so many guys named Matthew. It's a nice name though.
hlbheather1  7/31/2005
I agree with the previous comment. There were 6 Matthews in my grade at school alone. We need to start imposing quotas on the use of this name.
alexshmalex  8/11/2005
I agree, strong and sexy! Matthew Bellamy is the lead singer of a sorta famous rock band "Muse". A very good band and a very good singer. Matthew is strong and sexy and I absolutely adore him!
faye_muse  11/7/2005
I wouldn't like to be called Matt if my name was Matthew. A mat is something you wipe your feet on.
Dogsy  11/20/2005
My husband's name is Matthew (Matt for short). I don't have too much of an opinion on the name except that I agree with that too many guys are named this.
pregodego2  11/26/2005
If you want to name your daughter after your husband named Matthew, you can use the name Mattea (same meaning as Matthew - a gift from God).
― Anonymous User  11/26/2005
Matthew Broderick is a famous actor of Broadway and film.
breakofday  12/9/2005
Matthew McConahay, 2005's People magazine's sexiest man alive. I beg to differ.
dani_08  3/5/2006
People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 2005 is Matthew McConaughey, not McConahay.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2006
Matthew Shadows is the lead singer of Avenged Sevenfold.
dani_08  3/6/2006
Matthew Thiesson is the name of the lead singer of Relient K.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
Matthew is a great name for a boy but I find there are just way too many out there. Four in one classroom alone.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
Matthew Leinart was 10th pick in the 2006 NFL draft. He went to Arizona. and also made People's 100 Hottest list.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2006
Some famous Matthews: Matt Damon ("Good Will Hunting"); Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry (both of "Friends"); Matt Dillon ("There's Something about Mary"); Matthew Fox, who plays Jack on "Lost;" and Matthew Modine ("Full Metal Jacket").
breakofday  5/15/2006
Famous bearer: Explorer Matthew Perry.
Tudor  6/14/2006
It's an OK name, but it lacks originality.
forzaitaliastingers  7/18/2006
Matt Hardy is a professional wrestler.
Brenna  7/25/2006
My brother's name is Matthew and I couldn't think of a better name for him! It fits him so well. We all call him Matt but my mom always calls him Matthew. Even though everyone says it's a really popular name, I only know one Matthew and that's my brother and I live in the bible belt so...
― Anonymous User  7/26/2006
Cool dude name!
― Anonymous User  7/29/2006
Lost's Matthew Fox bears the name.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2006
Actor Matthew Lillard is from Scooby Doo and Without a Paddle.
quixotic_alchemy  8/5/2006
I much prefer the name Matthias -- a variation with more charm and originality (in my opinion). Matthew is a bit dull and overdone.
― Anonymous User  9/1/2006
I LOVE this name but it's REALLY popular. Hopefully, the popularity will go down soon.
xKatiex  10/2/2006
Matthew West is a Christian music artist.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2006
A famous bearer of this name is Matthew Macfayden who played Tom in the BBC show 'Spooks' and has more recently portrayed Mr Darcy in 'Pride and Prejudice'.
― Anonymous User  12/30/2006
I like the name Matthew, and it's been in my family for hundreds of years. However, I HATE the nickname Matt.
― Anonymous User  4/1/2007
I am not a fan of this name. I like it a little but I feel that it is too common. I do like the fact that it was in the bible.
bandcamp2009  4/24/2007
My husband's name is Matthew and he is my gift of god. He's saved me from myself several times. I think that the name is used too much. I like the different types of the name like Mattie.
sweetbrandy  7/9/2007
My brother's name is Matthew. Personally I like the original Hebrew better. Mattathiah or Mattaniah.
Atarah Derek  7/14/2007
This name is way too common. I know like twelve Matts.
― Anonymous User  7/31/2007
Another good solid boys' name. You can't go wrong naming him Matthew. It sounds adult and noble, but when you shorten it to Matt, it sounds pithy and cool too.
johann14  9/25/2007
Overused and not a tad bit unique!
CharlieRob  9/29/2007
From the worlds of music and sport which always produce fine examples of manhood come: singer, guitarist and keyboard player of heavy rock band Muse - Matthew Bellamy; and now retired but still mightily sexy multiple-Olympic-gold-medal-winning rower Matthew Pinsent (his deep educated voice is such a turn-on, and he could rescue me from a river anytime!)
― Anonymous User  12/9/2007
I changed my middle name to Matthew from James as I think Matthew sounds so much more manly. My first name is Jeff, so now I feel really good about my names as I have the names of both the Hardy-boy wrestling brothers. How sexy is that?
― Anonymous User  12/15/2007
I LOVE the name Matthew, it's my husbands name and I think it's so strong and sexy. I call him Matt usually but other times I call him Matthew, I love the name! I love saying it. Anyone with this name should be proud!
Sarahbeth816  1/18/2008
Yeah, a smidge too popular for me. But I still like it.
Patricia Underwood  2/17/2008
Matthew Cooper, also known as Eluvium. His music is very beautiful and cinematic. The man is a genius.
slight night shiver  4/30/2008
Matthew Dillon (better known as Matt), sheriff of Dodge (in Gunsmoke), who never misses. WE LOVE YOU, JAMES ARNESS!
welovejamesarness  5/24/2008
Number 4 for boys in 2005.
Patricia Underwood  7/10/2008
I thought it was strange that people think the name Matthew is so popular, the only Matthew I've ever known is my older brother, and we're italian so we call him Matteo anyways. And I've met two other Matteos. I suppose Matthew's just not popular where I'm from.
― Anonymous User  8/7/2008
Matthew Friedberger is half of the Fiery Furnaces.
Old Flame  8/19/2008
Matthew "Matt" Helders (born 7 May 1986, Sheffield UK), is the drummer for the British band Arctic Monkeys. (He is amazing.)
Charlize  8/30/2008
I like the meaning behind the name "Gift of God". However, I am not fond of the nickname Matt so I probably wouldn't use it.
RooRoo  9/5/2008
Matthew "Matt" Smith - British actor, set to take up the role of the eleventh doctor in 2010.
themightyatom  1/5/2009
It is hard to believe this name is so popular, I only have only known one Matthew (my uncle Matt) my whole life (that I can remember). I think Matthew is a nice name, but it is a bit too formal for me, I love the nickname Matt though.
― Anonymous User  1/6/2009
Matthew Gray Gubler is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Dr Spencer Reid in the hit crime show 'Criminal Minds'.
― Anonymous User  1/8/2009
Well, one of my best friends is called Matt (Matthew). The downside to his name is that whenever someone yells "Oi, Matt!" in class, about five guys turn around and say, "yeah?" Kinda over-used, so we've taken to calling them by their last names (it's a lot of names to remember).
00Jayd-Dani  3/20/2009
This name is so boring and overused. I don't like the nickname Matt, which makes me think of dumb jocks. The foreign forms of this name are so much better.
bananarama  10/25/2009
I've never liked this name. It doesn't sound like it should be popular in America, and I don't like the nickname 'Matt' either. I don't know any old men named Matthew, so it must be my generation and younger.
Aureliano  4/11/2010
I've always liked this. It reminds me of a guy who is kind, handsome, and intelligent. It's one of those names that's hard to go wrong with.
Black_X  5/8/2010
It's my little brother's name. It suit him because he's pretty strong for his age. We call him Matty because he doesn't like Matt so if you're considering this name but you don't like Matt you could always go with Matty as a nickname.
kylaaxx  6/5/2010
Matthew Gray Gubler plays Dr. Spencer Reid in Criminal Minds, and he also does the voice of Simon Seville in the new Alvin & the Chipmunks movies. :)
Aloicious  6/22/2010
I love it and the meaning, but it's soooo popular. I know so many Matt's, maybe as a middle name.
Chrila96  9/12/2010
American poet Matthew Zapruder.
Missy  10/12/2010
Matthew is the sort of name I want to press my face against.
BonVoyage  1/14/2011
As a Matthew myself, I have had extreme trouble deciding whether to go by Matt or Matthew, I do think the name is a bit too common but I still like it for its sort of "sophisticated" vibe (Or maybe that's just me).
FlakyMatt  4/3/2011
Always been one of my favorite names, but I wouldn't use it as a first name because there are WAY too many Matthews in this world. I'd definitely use it as a middle name, though.
mrose19  6/19/2011
So I know a Matthew (I call him Matt). He has quite a few nicknames such as Matty, and his facebook name is Matthew, but he goes by the name Matt in reality. I think although it's a popular name, I really like it. It is one of the few boys names that I actually like.
― Anonymous User  9/29/2011
Rodyboy  10/11/2011
I didn't use to like this name, I didn't really see how nice it was. But a few months ago I met a Matthew 'Matt' and he is smart, strong, popular, funny, sexy and a really kind person and now I LOVE IT! And I adore the nickname Matt:P
Grace_Scarlette  10/23/2011
Matthew Lewis in an English actor, he has played Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter films.
pinch  12/10/2011
This is my name, and there's always a million of them! More common than dirt. There were 13 Matthews in my high school graduating class, including 5 in the same classroom back then. I'm sick of being one of a million. I've been trying to change my name for a few years. I hate my middle name too, so I can't go by that.
A mat is what you wipe your feet on. The full form looks like a comment about math: "Math, ew!"
I wish the popularity lists were available when I was born.
I Hate Top Ten  2/2/2012
Strong name with a beautiful meaning.
Amanda_M87  2/25/2012
Matthew Quick is the author of 'The Silver Linings Play Book'.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2012
Everyone names their child "Matthew!" Honestly, I hate it because it's trendy and sounds unpleasant.
MelissaR  3/28/2013
I like this name. I would agree that it is overused, but that has nothing do with how good the name is.
It sounds nice, not plain or over fancy. Also lots of nice nicknames!
Cheers. :)
Gio123  9/14/2013
As someone who's been a Matthew all his life, I like my name unabbreviated (no, "Matt" does not live here, thank you very much), though I do think it's gotten rather overused. Everywhere I go, it seems like there's another Matthew, which can be very confusing.
admiral.naismith  12/22/2013
Too common and it lacks originality. It's an okay name but I can't stand the name 'Matt'. I find the Spanish or Italian version Mateo/Matteo a tad more interesting.
Bajafresh  2/3/2014
"Amy & Matthew" is a love story by Cammie McGovern.
― Anonymous User  4/7/2014
I like the name "Matthew". "Matt" is a fantastic nickname to shorten it by. Very classy and sophisticated. ^^
― Anonymous User  4/20/2014
This is my name. I like the nickname 'Matt', but not the whole name with the th/yew sound at the end, which sounds slithery and formal to me. This name does feel very common to me, but I like hearing it and couldn't imagine having a different one. I like that it's a name of a major figure in the Bible.
nametoad  6/28/2014
I've always loved this name, it reminds me of my favorite book of the Bible, the book of Matthew.
jdstew76  12/27/2014
I've always had a few boys named Matthew in my grade. It's popular here in the United States.
― Anonymous User  3/2/2015
I have this name and way too many people have this name... and it's a really weak name and is easily made fun of and I wish I could change my name because of it even though it's in the bible and I'm Christian I don't like my own name.
Drago125  7/8/2015
I would like this name more if it wasn't so popular where I live. In a class of 20, we have 3 Matthews. I can't go a day without hearing it. I'm pretty tired of it, but it does have a nice sound. It's kind of like being tired of a really good song.
actingfun  9/1/2015
Being a Matthew myself, I really like the name, but I honestly hope it goes down in popularity in the years to come because it really is a popular name. I hate hearing my name called and I turn my head to see that someone is talking to one of the other Matthew's in my class.
― Anonymous User  11/19/2015
Boring, overused name.
― Anonymous User  1/12/2016
Matthew "Matt" Smith (see above) was not the first Matthew to be a regular cast member on "Doctor Who". That honour went to Matthew Waterhouse, who played Adric (a companion of the Fourth and Fifth Doctors) in the early 1980s.
ClareN  2/8/2016
Matthew Williams, or the human personification of Canada from Axis Powers Hetalia is a bearer of the name. Either way, I love this name along with other names.
hazed-pastel  2/8/2016
I prefer Matthew over Matt because Matt is so common. And Matt is more of a nickname and not my actual name.
Matthew1991  3/10/2016
Matthew Christopher Miller (born June 29, 1982), who goes by the stage name Matthew Mercer, is an American voice actor. Some of his major roles have been in English dubs of Japanese anime, including Levi in 'Attack on Titan', Kiritsugu Emiya in 'Fate/Zero', Kanji Tatsumi for episodes 13-26 in 'Persona 4: The Animation', Trafalgar Law in 'One Piece', and Jotaro Kujo in 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders'.
― Anonymous User  3/21/2016
My name is not Matt it is MATTHEW! A Matt is something you wipe your feet on!
Matthew1991  4/25/2016
I do have a fondness for this name, but I think it's too common and I'm tired of hearing the nickname "Matt." As far as "classic" names go, I like it more than Michael, John, or William; but less than Mark, Arthur, or Simon. It's somewhere in the neutral ground, regarding my opinion for it.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
I've been asking people to call me Matthew and not Matt because that's what I like to be called. My name is Matthew not Matt! I really like the name Matthew. That's the name I was given and the only name I go by.
Matthew1991  6/2/2016
I'm named Matthew. When I was young I didn't know any Matthews. Only after I became an adult did I know of any Matthews and still that was few, but things change. Grant you there are a lot now and I know of at least 7 with my first and last name through the internet.
Mtinsley25  7/30/2016
Ah, yes. The name of one of my least favorite Hetalia characters.
SteamyMemes  9/5/2016
Matthew Lynch is the younger brother of one of the main characters, Ronan from Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Cycle series.
― Anonymous User  10/1/2016
This is probably my favorite classic name for a boy, tied with Jonathan. I also adore the nickname "Matt." It's simple, strong, and works for all ages.
TrinHarris  10/10/2016
It makes an excellent middle name.
Indigo ice dave  10/18/2016
Super awesome very very very sexy name.
swagger17  11/15/2016
Wow, sexy.
Anonymous User...  12/2/2016
To say that Matthew is a nice name would be an understatement. If I didn't have a cousin named this, a cousin whom I know well, I would use the name as a middle for a second son. So... I would use the name if I could. Kinda sucks );
― Anonymous User  2/6/2017
Matthew Christopher Miller, known professionally as Matthew Mercer or Matt Mercer, is an American voice actor involved in English dubs of Japanese anime as well as cartoons, films and video games. In anime shows, he voiced Levi in Attack on Titan, Kiritsugu Emiya in Fate/Zero, Kanji Tatsumi for episodes 13-26 in Persona 4: The Animation, and Trafalgar Law in the Funimation dub of One Piece, and Jotaro Kujo in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders. His video game roles include Leon S. Kennedy in the Resident Evil series and McCree in Overwatch. In addition to voice-over, Mercer has developed some live-action web series including a Nintendo character parody called There Will Be Brawl and the Dungeons & Dragons gaming sessions called Critical Role.
cutenose  4/11/2017
I love Matthew and the nickname Matt, especially because of a character in my novel. I don't know why, but I've had negative experiences with guys called Matthew/Matt, in real life and on Facebook. It's a lovely, classic name though, and my character makes me love it so much. It's not the name's fault that some of the Matthews out there are idiots, I guess...!
Paula Puddephatt  5/14/2017
Matthew Stephen "Matt" Leinart is a former American football quarterback who now works as a studio analyst for Fox Sports’ college football coverage. He played college football at the University of Southern California from 2001 to 2005. He was the starting quarterback for the Trojans in 2003, 2004, and 2005. As junior in 2004, he won the Heisman Trophy. Leinart played professionally in the National Football League for the Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Oakland Raiders, and Buffalo Bills. Leinart signed a deal with the Pac-12 Network, making his official debut as a Studio Analyst on August 30, 2014. He is a recurring guest, via voicemail, on the Barstool Sports podcast Pardon My Take. Leinart will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2017.
cutenose  5/20/2017
What a wonderful name. Guys, stop naming your child with this one. Save the space!
zwqonline  10/25/2017
As a Matthew myself I like the name but I am usually called Matt, which I am okay with but prefer Matthew. The name is quite common but is used much less lately.
― Anonymous User  10/28/2017
Hurricane Matthew was the first Category 5 Atlantic hurricane since Hurricane Felix in 2007, which also caused catastrophic damage and a humanitarian crisis in Haiti, and spread widespread damage in the southeastern United States.
XYKLONE  12/6/2017

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