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Origin: Liberia
Region Origin: Western Africa

Matthew is an English language male given name that originates from the Hebrew name "מַתִּתְיָהוּ" (Matityahu), which means "Gift of God". The name has strong biblical ties, as Matthew was one of the twelve apostles in Christian tradition and is considered a saint in many Christian traditions. He is also believed to be the author of the Gospel of Matthew. The name Matthew has a rich history and has been in use since the Middle Ages. It has been adopted by various cultures and languages, with alternative spellings such as Mathew and nicknames like Matt and Matty. The popularity of the name is due to its biblical associations and the fame of notable bearers, such as the American naval officer Matthew C. Perry and the American actor Matthew McConaughey.

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