Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:35
Meaning:gift of God
Matthew is truly a classic and beloved boys' name and was in the top 10 from 1972 to 2008. It is a biblical name, a saint’s name and the name of one of the 12 apostles. Before Matthew became an apostle (and the patron saint of bankers and accountants), he was known as Levi. It’s no surprise that actor Matthew McConaughey named his firstborn son Levi in 2008. Today Matthew remains solidly in the top 20, with parents also finding Mateo, Matteo, Matias and Matthias appealing.

Famous Matthews

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

Popularity Trend Chart

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Source: Social Security Administration

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