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since 1880

Matthew

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Gift of God
  • #16 All Time
  • #16 in 2014
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73k Mathew (English)
28k Mateo (Spanish)
23k Matt (English)
8k Matteo (Italian)
2k Mathieu (French)
2k Mattea (Latin)
< 1k Matthieu (French)
< 1k Matia (Spanish)
< 1k Mattia (Rumantsch)

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18801130113
188180080
18821090109
188386086
18841170117
18851110111
18861120112
18871080108
18881140114
18891180118
189086086
18911130113
18921320132
18931080108
18941240124
18951120112
18961230123
18971000100
18981330133
18991010101
19001300130
190190090
19021040104
19031020102
190497097
19051070107
19061370137
19071240124
19081520152
19091470147
19101970197
19112255220
19123800380
19134910491
19146130613
19157980798
19168250825
19178620862
19189630963
19198780878
19209670967
19219205915
19229840984
19239340934
19248510851
19258410841
19267806774
19277955790
19287840784
19297325727
19306658657
19316070607
19327030703
19335810581
19346145609
19356540654
19366080608
19376060606
19386070607
19396210621
19406705665
19417290729
19428410841
19438190819
19447650765
19457310731
19468995894
19471,04501,045
19481,05951,054
19491,21901,219
19501,30401,304
19511,60301,603
19522,04002,040
19532,38172,374
19542,68302,683
19553,29263,286
19564,37284,364#90 boy name
19575,22865,222#83 boy name
19586,392156,377#60 boy name
19596,585226,563#63 boy name
19606,942126,930#61 boy name
19617,099187,081#59 boy name
19627,299107,289#56 boy name
19638,065218,044#50 boy name
19649,008208,988#43 boy name
196510,017249,993#36 boy name
196610,8483910,809#34 boy name
196713,6314913,582#28 boy name
196815,9197615,843#24 boy name
196917,5557017,485#24 boy name
197020,2706420,206#24 boy name
197122,6609322,567#19 boy name
197223,06611922,947#10 boy name
197324,66210924,553#10 boy name
197427,33610927,227#9 boy name
197528,68211328,569#9 boy name
197630,13614029,996#9 boy name
197732,14016731,973#9 boy name
197834,46615634,310#6 boy name
197935,82016235,658#6 boy name
198038,05119437,857#6 boy name
198143,52420143,323#3 boy name
198246,32527346,052#3 boy name
198350,51831650,202#3 boy name
198450,05729449,763#3 boy name
198547,34429447,050#3 boy name
198647,18928246,907#3 boy name
198746,75828746,471#3 boy name
198846,12025345,867#3 boy name
198945,54517345,372#3 boy name
199044,91912544,794#3 boy name
199141,73510241,633#3 boy name
199237,8239337,730#3 boy name
199335,8407035,770#3 boy name
199433,7197433,645#3 boy name
199532,9376332,874#2 boy name
199632,1406832,072#2 boy name
199731,5594831,511#3 boy name
199831,1925531,137#3 boy name
199930,4513730,414#3 boy name
200028,6134428,569#3 boy name
200126,8484926,799#3 boy name
200225,1833525,148#4 boy name
200324,0273723,990#4 boy name
200422,97310522,868#4 boy name
200521,4893321,456#4 boy name
200620,3382220,316#5 boy name
200718,7452318,722#9 boy name
200817,5962317,573#10 boy name
200915,9881815,970#13 boy name
201014,1141514,099#16 boy name
201114,1662214,144#12 boy name
201213,9642113,943#12 boy name
201313,3041613,288#15 boy name
201412,8231412,809#16 boy name

Want to know about the populiarty of Matthew? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,558,671 babies born with the name Matthew in the United States. That's more than enough Matthews to occupy the country of Trinidad and Tobago with an estimated population of 1,317,714 (as of July 1, 2010). The name first appeared 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 50,202 babies. (That's a lot of baby Matthews)

According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Matthew" ranks #6 in popularity as a baby boy's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 115 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1994. Across the entire United States a total of 33,719 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Matthew" mean?

Matthew (English): Gift of God

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

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

T is for time, you give to friends.

H is for hug, give one today!

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

W is for warm hearted, it's you!

Your name in reverse order is "Wehttam". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ttahewm". 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.

Where is the name Matthew popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Matthew in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Matthew

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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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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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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Matt LeBlanc

Matt LeBlanc is an actor and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1985 to present. Matt was born in 1967 as Matthew Steven LeBlanc in Newton, 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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Ryan Phillippe

Ryan Phillippe is an actor, director, and writer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1992 to present. Ryan was born in 1974 as Matthew Ryan Phillippe in New Castle, Delaware, United States.

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Past life for Matthew born Mar 9, 1951

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 Eastern Australia approximately on 775. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

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