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 ArnoldPoet
- Matthew BroderickActor
- Matthew Gray GublerTV Actor
- Matthew LillardActor
- Matthew McConaugheyActor
- Matthew PerryActor
- Matthew StaffordFootball Player
Name Doctor, Matthew
Behind the Name, Matthew, May 2020
WordSense Dictionary, Matthew
Britannica, St. Matthew, January 2024
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