Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:52
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 12 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 that 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
    Poet
  • Matthew Broderick
    Actor
  • Matthew Gray Gubler
    TV Actor
  • Matthew Lillard
    Actor
  • Matthew McConaughey
    Actor
  • Matthew Perry
    Actor
  • Matthew Stafford
    Football Player

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Source: Social Security Administration

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