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Matthew

Gender: Boy. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 10 (Ranked #14).

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 musical, your hidden talent!

A is for able, for you surely are.

T is for teacher, you truly are.

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

H is for handy, the helpful you.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

W is for wise, more tomorrow that today.

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

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



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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 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Matthew" ranks #4 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 1,056 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1988. Across the entire United States a total of 46,120 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 south? 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 their 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 their 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 their 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 their 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, voice actor, and artist with the most prominent portion of their 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 their 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 Oct 8, 1986

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 1825. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

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.

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

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.