Matthew - boys name

Matthew name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Matthew name meaning:

The name Matthew is of Hebrew origin and has a strong biblical significance. It is derived from the Hebrew name "Matityahu," meaning "gift of Yahweh" or "gift of God." The name Matthew holds religious connotations as it is associated with one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and the author of the first Gospel in the New Testament.

People named Matthew are often characterized as intelligent, analytical, and trustworthy. They possess a strong sense of responsibility and are known for their leadership qualities. Matthews are often driven by a desire for knowledge and understanding, which leads them to excel in their chosen fields. They are natural problem solvers and are able to think critically in challenging situations.

Matthew is a timeless and popular name that has been used for centuries. Its biblical significance and positive attributes contribute to its enduring popularity among parents.

Origin: Hebrew

Gift from God.


Saints names, Dickens names

Related names

Matthew , Macee, Macey , Maci , Macie , Macy , Mat, Matt

Other boys names beginning with M


Overall UK ranking: 123 out of 4789

472 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (52)

Historical popularity of Matthew

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