Name: Matthew

Origin and Meaning of the Name Matthew

  • Meaning:
    Gift of God
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Gift of God
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (MATH yoo)
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Miscellaneous Info for Matthew

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Matthew is the English form of the Hebrew name Mattityahu meaning "gift of God", through the Greek Matthaios.

    Matthew the Evangelist, traditionally held as the author of the Gospel of Matthew, is an important Christian figure best known as one of Jesus' Twelve Apostles.

    Matthew was ranked as the 5th most popular boy's name in the US in 2006, and the 18th most popular in the UK.

    The name is borne by several actors: Matthew Broderick, Matt Damon, Matthew Fox - famous for his role in 'Lost', Matthew Macfadyn, Matthew McConaughey and Matthew Perry - famous for his role as Chandler in 'Friends'.

    Matthew Pinsent is an English rower, and four times Olympic gold medal winner. Matthew Arnold was a poet.

    St. Matthew is the patron saint of tax collectors and customs officers.

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