Matthew

Pronunciation: ma-htthe-hw
Origin: United Kingdom
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Europe

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.

Matthew Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Matthew is currently #99 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Matthew is currently #99 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Matthew is currently #96 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Matthew is currently #96 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Matthew

  • Matthew McConaughey: Matthew McConaughey is an American actor known for his roles in "Dallas Buyers Club," "Interstellar," and "True Detective."
  • Matthew Perry: Matthew Perry is an American-Canadian actor known for his role as Chandler Bing on the television sitcom "Friends."
  • Matthew Broderick: Matthew Broderick is an American actor and singer known for his roles in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "The Producers," and "WarGames."
  • Matthew Goode: Matthew Goode is an English actor known for his roles in "A Single Man," "The Imitation Game," and "Downton Abbey."
  • Matthew Stafford: Matthew Stafford is an American football quarterback who plays for the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL.