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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mat

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  • A submission from New Jersey, United States says the name Mat means "Gift of God" and is of English origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mat
A name given by coppersmiths to an alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc., usually called white metal.

Etymology: Cf. Matte

adjective Mat
Cast down; dejected; overthrown; slain.

Etymology: OF. See 4th Mate

noun Mat
Senses
  1. A thick flat fabric of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, hemp, or similar material, placed on the floor and used for wiping and cleaning shoes at the door, for covering the floor of a hall or room to protect its surface, and for other purposes.
  2. Any similar flat object made of fabric or other material, such as rubber or plastic, placed flat on a surface for various uses, as for covering plant houses, putting beneath dishes or lamps on a table, securing rigging from friction, and the like.
  3. Anything growing thickly, or closely interwoven, so as to resemble a mat in form or texture; as, a mat of weeds; a mat of hair.
  4. An ornamental border made of paper, pasterboard, metal, etc., put under the glass which covers a framed picture; as, the mat of a daguerreotype.

Etymology: AS. matt meatt, fr. L. matta a mat made of rushes

verb Mat
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  1. To cover or lay with mats.
  2. To twist, twine, or felt together; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle."And o'er his eyebrows hung his matted hair." [Dryden.]
verb Mat
To grow thick together; to become interwoven or felted together like a mat, as hair when wetted with a sticky substance; as, a long-haired cat whose fur is matted .
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A thick flat pad used as a floor covering
  2. Sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports
  3. A small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it
  4. Mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
  5. A foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete
  6. The property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
  7. A master's degree in teaching
  8. A mass that is densely tangled or interwoven ("a mat of weeds and grass")
  9. Change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
  10. Twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
  11. Not reflecting light; not glossy ("a photograph with a matte finish")
Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Matthew.

Notable Persons Named Mat

Mat Fraser is a musician and actor. He was most prominent from 1980 to present. Mat was born in England.

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Mat Franco is a magician and magic (illusion). Mat was born on May 10th, 1988.

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Mat Kearney is a rock music, folk music, contemporary christian music, and hip hop music musician. He has been prominent since 2003. Mat was born on December 1st, 1978 in Eugene, Oregon, United States.

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Mat Hoffman is a bmx rider. Mat was born on January 9th, 1972.

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Mat Latos is a baseball player for the Chicago White Sox. Mat was born on December 9th, 1987 in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Mat Zo is a musician. He plays Keyboards, mixer, synthesizer, and DJ mix. He was most prominent from 2006 to present. Mat was given the name Matan Zohar on April 30th, 1990. Mat is also known as MRSA, MRZO, and Unripelemon.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mat

Paul Le Mat is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1973. Paul was born on September 22nd, 1945 in Rahway, New Jersey, U.S.

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Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat was a Spiritual Leader of PAS, PAS Head of the Ulama Wing, Kelantan Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party- PAS Commissioner, Spiritual Leader ofPAS, PASHead of the Ulama Wing, KelantanPan-Malaysian Islamic Party- PASCommissioner, Kelantan State, and List of Menteris Besa. He was most active from 1990 to 2013. Nik was born on January 10th, 1931 in Pulau Melaka, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, British Malaya. He died on February 12th, 2015.

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Khairul Fahmi Che Mat is a soccer player for the Kelantan FA, Malaysian President's Cup, Harimau Muda (football team), Malaysia national under-23 football team, Malaysia national football team, and Malaysia League XI. Khairul was born on January 7th, 1989 in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia. Khairul is also known as Apek.

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Ajen Yohl Mat is a monarch. He holds the title Ajaw of Palenque and AjawofPalenque. His most notable accomplishments were from 1 to 1.

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They were most prominent from 2008 to present. Che was born on July 16th, 1951 in Arau, Perlis, Federation of Malaya.

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Raoul was born on September 3rd, 1875. He died on February 15th, 1947.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 16 0 16
1881 15 0 15
1882 12 0 12
1883 7 0 7
1884 17 0 17
1885 13 0 13
1886 11 0 11
1887 8 0 8
1888 10 0 10
1889 6 0 6
1890 8 0 8
1892 7 0 7
1893 7 0 7
1894 5 0 5
1895 10 0 10
1896 5 0 5
1897 5 0 5
1898 9 0 9
1899 8 0 8
1900 6 0 6
1902 9 0 9
1905 8 0 8
1907 7 0 7
1909 7 0 7
1910 6 0 6
1911 8 0 8
1912 8 0 8
1913 10 0 10
1914 9 0 9
1915 11 0 11
1916 13 0 13
1917 21 0 21
1918 19 0 19
1919 15 0 15
1920 9 0 9
1921 11 0 11
1922 13 0 13
1923 18 0 18
1924 14 0 14
1925 11 0 11
1926 13 0 13
1927 16 0 16
1928 13 0 13
1929 11 0 11
1930 5 0 5
1931 12 0 12
1932 10 0 10
1933 10 0 10
1934 5 0 5
1935 6 0 6
1938 7 0 7
1939 5 0 5
1940 6 0 6
1942 8 0 8
1943 5 0 5
1946 6 0 6
1947 6 0 6
1950 6 0 6
1954 6 0 6
1956 6 0 6
1957 11 0 11
1958 9 0 9
1959 17 0 17
1960 12 0 12
1961 16 0 16
1962 9 0 9
1963 11 0 11
1964 12 0 12
1965 10 0 10
1967 14 0 14
1968 15 0 15
1969 11 0 11
1970 10 0 10
1971 8 0 8
1972 10 0 10
1974 8 0 8
1975 7 0 7
1976 9 0 9
1979 6 0 6
1985 5 0 5
2010 6 0 6

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Popularity of Mat as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mat U.S.
  White 50.00% 64.26%
  African American 5.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 25.97% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 17.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mat

People with the last name Mat are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Mat

  • How Popular is the name Mat? Mat is the 12,233rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Mat was the 74,826th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mat have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 790 babies born with the first name Mat in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mat to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mat? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • When was Mat first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mat is Sunday, April 3rd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Mat born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mat was in 1917 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Random Mat Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mat is not a popular baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Mat: Your name in reverse order is Tam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tma. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mat? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 258 people with the last name Mat.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mat? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mat as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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