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1.6m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Matthew

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Gift of God
  • #16 All Time
  • #15 in 2015
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33k Mateo (Spanish)
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2k Mathieu (French)
2k Mattea (Latin)
< 1k Matthieu (French)
< 1k Matia (Spanish)
< 1k Mattia (Rumantsch)

How popular is the baby name Matthew in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 113 0 113
1881 80 0 80
1882 109 0 109
1883 86 0 86
1884 117 0 117
1885 111 0 111
1886 112 0 112
1887 108 0 108
1888 114 0 114
1889 118 0 118
1890 86 0 86
1891 113 0 113
1892 132 0 132
1893 108 0 108
1894 124 0 124
1895 112 0 112
1896 123 0 123
1897 100 0 100
1898 133 0 133
1899 101 0 101
1900 130 0 130
1901 90 0 90
1902 104 0 104
1903 102 0 102
1904 97 0 97
1905 107 0 107
1906 137 0 137
1907 124 0 124
1908 152 0 152
1909 147 0 147
1910 197 0 197
1911 225 5 220
1912 380 0 380
1913 491 0 491
1914 613 0 613
1915 798 0 798
1916 825 0 825
1917 862 0 862
1918 963 0 963
1919 879 0 879
1920 967 0 967
1921 920 5 915
1922 984 0 984
1923 934 0 934
1924 851 0 851
1925 840 0 840
1926 781 6 775
1927 795 5 790
1928 784 0 784
1929 732 5 727
1930 665 8 657
1931 607 0 607
1932 703 0 703
1933 581 0 581
1934 614 5 609
1935 654 0 654
1936 608 0 608
1937 606 0 606
1938 607 0 607
1939 621 0 621
1940 670 5 665
1941 729 0 729
1942 841 0 841
1943 819 0 819
1944 765 0 765
1945 731 0 731
1946 899 5 894
1947 1,045 0 1,045
1948 1,060 5 1,055
1949 1,219 0 1,219
1950 1,304 0 1,304
1951 1,604 0 1,604
1952 2,039 0 2,039
1953 2,381 7 2,374
1954 2,683 0 2,683
1955 3,291 6 3,285
1956 4,372 8 4,364 #90 boy name
1957 5,227 6 5,221 #83 boy name
1958 6,393 15 6,378 #60 boy name
1959 6,585 22 6,563 #63 boy name
1960 6,943 12 6,931 #61 boy name
1961 7,097 18 7,079 #59 boy name
1962 7,303 10 7,293 #56 boy name
1963 8,062 21 8,041 #50 boy name
1964 9,008 20 8,988 #43 boy name
1965 10,016 24 9,992 #36 boy name
1966 10,848 39 10,809 #34 boy name
1967 13,631 49 13,582 #28 boy name
1968 15,922 76 15,846 #24 boy name
1969 17,550 70 17,480 #24 boy name
1970 20,269 64 20,205 #24 boy name
1971 22,661 93 22,568 #19 boy name
1972 23,066 119 22,947 #10 boy name
1973 24,667 110 24,557 #10 boy name
1974 27,337 108 27,229 #9 boy name
1975 28,680 113 28,567 #9 boy name
1976 30,133 140 29,993 #9 boy name
1977 32,141 167 31,974 #9 boy name
1978 34,468 156 34,312 #6 boy name
1979 35,820 162 35,658 #6 boy name
1980 38,054 194 37,860 #6 boy name
1981 43,527 201 43,326 #3 boy name
1982 46,327 273 46,054 #3 boy name
1983 50,520 316 50,204 #3 boy name
1984 50,058 294 49,764 #3 boy name
1985 47,354 294 47,060 #3 boy name
1986 47,193 282 46,911 #3 boy name
1987 46,760 287 46,473 #3 boy name
1988 46,121 253 45,868 #3 boy name
1989 45,547 173 45,374 #3 boy name
1990 44,919 125 44,794 #3 boy name
1991 41,734 102 41,632 #3 boy name
1992 37,824 93 37,731 #3 boy name
1993 35,839 70 35,769 #3 boy name
1994 33,720 74 33,646 #3 boy name
1995 32,937 63 32,874 #2 boy name
1996 32,140 68 32,072 #2 boy name
1997 31,560 48 31,512 #3 boy name
1998 31,193 55 31,138 #3 boy name
1999 30,454 37 30,417 #3 boy name
2000 28,616 44 28,572 #3 boy name
2001 26,849 49 26,800 #3 boy name
2002 25,184 35 25,149 #4 boy name
2003 24,029 37 23,992 #4 boy name
2004 22,974 105 22,869 #4 boy name
2005 21,494 33 21,461 #4 boy name
2006 20,343 22 20,321 #5 boy name
2007 18,752 23 18,729 #9 boy name
2008 17,599 23 17,576 #10 boy name
2009 15,992 18 15,974 #13 boy name
2010 14,129 15 14,114 #16 boy name
2011 14,176 22 14,154 #12 boy name
2012 13,973 21 13,952 #12 boy name
2013 13,321 17 13,304 #15 boy name
2014 12,880 14 12,866 #16 boy name
2015 12,663 15 12,648 #15 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Matthew baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,571,511 babies born with the name Matthew in the United States. That's more than enough Matthews to occupy the country of Gabon with an estimated population of 1,564,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 113 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Matthew" was in 1983 with a total of 50,204 babies. (That's a lot of baby Matthews)

According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Matthew" ranks #12 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 94 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1994. Across the entire United States a total of 33,720 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Matthew popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Matthew" mean? The list below shows the origins of Matthew as well as things modernly associated with the name Matthew such as celebrities named Matthew.

Origin and Meaning of Matthew

The name "Matthew" is of English origin, and it means "Gift of God". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey is an actor and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to present. Matthew was born in 1969 as Matthew David McConaughey in Uvalde, Texas, U.S.

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Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry is an actor, director, writer, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1979 to present. Matthew was born in 1969 as Matthew Langford Perry in Williamstown, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Matthew Gray Gubler

Matthew Gray Gubler is an actor, director, fashion model, and voice actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Matthew was born in 1980 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

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Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick is an actor and director with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1981 to present. Matthew was born in 1962 in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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Matthew Goode

Matthew Goode is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Matthew was born in 1978 as Matthew William Goode in Exeter, Devon, England.

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Matt Damon

Matt Damon is an actor, producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1988 to present. Matt was born in 1970 as Matthew Paige Damon in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Matthew

Matthew Dellavedova
Matthew Santoro
Matthew Paetz
Matthew Espinosa
Matthew Lewis
Matthew Shepard

Alternative Meanings

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

A is for activities, for you have many.

T is for treasure, of your friendship.

T is for thoughtful, the caring you.

H is for hug, give one today!

E is for endear, all those you touch.

W is for wisdom, you acquire with age.

Your name in reverse order is "Wehttam". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Hetwmta". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Matthew born Mar 29, 2003

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Tibet approximately on 1825. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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