US Popularity:48
Meaning:Gift of God, gift of Yahweh
Matthew is a classic boy’s name stemming from Hebrew origins, meaning “gift of God” or “gift of Yahweh.” Bearing strong biblical ties, Matthew was borne by a saint, one of the Twelve Apostles, and the author of the Gospel of Matthew. The name is also in close company with the elite, with celebrities such as Broderick, McConaughey, Damon, and Dillon all sharing the title. Parents who are drawn to the name but wish to step away from Hollywood’s bright lights could opt for equally appealing variants, Matteo and Matthias.

Famous People Named Matthew

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Matthew Arnold
  • Matthew Broderick
  • Matthew Gray Gubler
    TV Actor
  • Matthew Lillard
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Matthew Perry
  • Matthew Stafford
    Football Player

Matthew Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Matthew is currently #269 on The Bump
Boy:Matthew is currently #69 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Matthew is currently #48 in U.S. births
Boy:Matthew is currently #26 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 8
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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