Mathew

First Name
75k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mathew

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

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  1. A male given name, an occasional spelling variant of Matthew.

Notable Persons Named Mathew

Mathew was born on January 9th, 1952.

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Mathew Horne is an actor, comedian, television presenter, and writer. He has had major accomplishments since 2000. Mathew was given the name Mathew Frazer Horne on September 6th, 1978 in Nottingham, England.

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Mathew Brady was a photographer and photojournalism. Mathew was born on May 18th, 1822 in Warren County, New York. He left this life on January 15th, 1896.

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Mathew Ryan is a soccer player for the Valencia CF, Marconi Stallions FC, Blacktown City FC, Club Brugge KV, Australia national under-23 soccer team, and Australia national soccer team. Mathew was born on April 8th, 1992 in Plumpton, Australia.

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Matt Willis is a pop rock and pop punk musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2001. Matt was given the name Mathew James Willis on May 8th, 1983 in Tooting.

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Mathew Baynton is an actor, writer, comedian, singer, and musician. He was most prominent from 2007 to present. Mathew was born on November 18th, 1980 in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England. Mathew is also known as Mat.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mathew

Nikhil Mathew is a classical music, music of india, and world music singing. He was most prominent from 2006 to 2006. Nikhil was born on October 23rd, 1983 in Kottayam.

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Joy Mathew is an actor, director, and playwright. Joy was born in 1961 in Challissery, Thrissur.

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Suvarna Mathew is an actor and film actor. Her ongoing career started in 1991.

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Karthika Mathew is an actress and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to 2010. Karthika was given the name Lidiya Jacob in Kerala, India. Karthika is also known as 'Nam Nadu' Karthika.

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Vinil Mathew is an ad director, film director, and writer. He has been prominent since 1995. Vinil was born in 1977 in Mumbai, Maharashtra,.

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K. was born on January 2nd, 1917 in Alappuzha, Kerala. K. is also known as Mathukutty. He died on August 1st, 2010.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 60 0 60
1881 55 0 55
1882 47 0 47
1883 37 0 37
1884 53 0 53
1885 34 0 34
1886 48 0 48
1887 31 0 31
1888 67 0 67
1889 42 0 42
1890 43 0 43
1891 44 0 44
1892 55 0 55
1893 39 0 39
1894 30 0 30
1895 33 0 33
1896 40 0 40
1897 50 0 50
1898 42 0 42
1899 39 0 39
1900 57 0 57
1901 39 0 39
1902 40 0 40
1903 34 0 34
1904 29 0 29
1905 36 0 36
1906 21 0 21
1907 54 0 54
1908 33 0 33
1909 42 0 42
1910 53 0 53
1911 45 0 45
1912 121 0 121
1913 140 0 140
1914 143 0 143
1915 204 0 204
1916 217 0 217
1917 208 0 208
1918 206 0 206
1919 247 0 247
1920 207 0 207
1921 192 0 192
1922 204 0 204
1923 177 0 177
1924 192 0 192
1925 163 0 163
1926 167 0 167
1927 147 0 147
1928 154 0 154
1929 136 0 136
1930 121 0 121
1931 97 0 97
1932 101 0 101
1933 89 0 89
1934 91 0 91
1935 90 0 90
1936 83 0 83
1937 75 0 75
1938 78 0 78
1939 66 0 66
1940 89 0 89
1941 82 0 82
1942 78 0 78
1943 83 0 83
1944 76 0 76
1945 90 0 90
1946 77 0 77
1947 94 0 94
1948 82 0 82
1949 116 0 116
1950 88 0 88
1951 124 0 124
1952 140 0 140
1953 161 0 161
1954 182 0 182
1955 174 0 174
1956 231 0 231
1957 251 0 251
1958 348 0 348
1959 359 0 359
1960 338 0 338
1961 345 0 345
1962 325 0 325
1963 414 0 414
1964 447 0 447
1965 444 0 444
1966 476 0 476
1967 595 0 595
1968 619 0 619
1969 658 0 658
1970 829 0 829
1971 935 0 935
1972 908 0 908
1973 1,036 8 1,028
1974 1,091 8 1,083
1975 1,133 7 1,126
1976 1,168 5 1,163
1977 1,246 5 1,241
1978 1,296 12 1,284
1979 1,268 11 1,257
1980 1,340 7 1,333
1981 1,625 0 1,625
1982 1,718 5 1,713
1983 1,876 10 1,866
1984 1,984 15 1,969
1985 1,896 17 1,879
1986 1,982 17 1,965
1987 2,059 14 2,045
1988 2,070 9 2,061
1989 2,171 9 2,162
1990 2,184 10 2,174
1991 1,993 9 1,984
1992 1,840 8 1,832
1993 1,716 11 1,705
1994 1,634 0 1,634
1995 1,599 0 1,599
1996 1,514 0 1,514
1997 1,433 0 1,433
1998 1,450 0 1,450
1999 1,476 5 1,471
2000 1,348 5 1,343
2001 1,272 0 1,272
2002 1,121 0 1,121
2003 1,124 0 1,124
2004 1,091 0 1,091
2005 1,090 0 1,090
2006 1,010 0 1,010
2007 925 0 925
2008 828 0 828
2009 799 0 799
2010 699 0 699
2011 690 0 690
2012 655 0 655
2013 671 0 671
2014 624 0 624
2015 624 0 624
2016 558 0 558

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Popularity of Mathew as a first name

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Popularity of Mathew as a last name

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Common last names for Mathew

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • Hall
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Moore
  • White
  • Mitchell

Common first names for Mathew

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mathew U.S.
  White 12.28% 64.26%
  African American 2.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 80.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.68% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.51% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mathew

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

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Fun Facts about the name Mathew

  • How Popular is the name Mathew? Mathew is the 776th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mathew was the 2,612th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mathew have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 74,673 babies born with the first name Mathew in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mathew to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mathew? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 60 new born babies.
  • When was Mathew first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mathew is Sunday, October 20th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Mathew born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mathew was in 1990 with a total of 2,174 babies. That's a lot of babies named Mathew!
  • Random Mathew Factoid: According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mathew ranks 93rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 57 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1983.
  • Weird things about the name Mathew: Your name in reverse order is Wehtam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mhwaet. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mathew? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,808 people with the last name Mathew.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mathew? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Mathew as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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