Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:307
Meaning:gift of God
The Italian version of Matthew has become super popular—and not just in Italian-American communities but across the US. While it’s not nearly as beloved as Mateo with one “t,” which is in the Top 100, Matteo has come a long way and has a lot going for it: It’s strong and masculine, full of Italian flavor, and comes with a cool nickname, Teo. Singer Ricky Martin named one of his twins Matteo in 2008, and as did Colin Firth for his son in 2003.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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