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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Matovu

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  • A user from Illinois, United States says the name Matovu is of African origin and means ""Carnivorous plant" in the Luganda language. Also "Ma Tovu" in Hebrew means "How Beautiful" or "O How Good" or "How Goodly" or "How Great". It is a famous phrase in Balaam's blessing in Numbers 24:5 uttered on the Israelites. He was sent to curse them but instead decided to bless them after realizing the awesomeness of God and that it indeed pleased Him to bless the Israelites. The Hebrew phrase "Ma Tovu" is sometimes spelled "MaTovu". It is pronounced exactly the same way as the Ugandan name "Matovu". "How beautiful [Ma Tovu] are thy tabernacles, O Jacob, and thy tents, O Israel!" (Book of Numbers 24:5) 'Matovu' is pronounced 'Mah - toh - voo'. The 'to' (i.e. 'toh' sound) is not pronounced as "toe" because the 'o' is soft. This is relevant for American English speakers or users of the American English dialect. For example in the word 'confidence' the pronunciation of 'o' is soft.".

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International Interest

Notable Persons With the Last Name Matovu

Sula Matovu is a soccer player for the Waterford United F.C., Proline FC, Saint George SC, Erbil SC, BK Häcken, Najaf FC, Kaizer Chiefs F.C., and Uganda national football team. Sula was born on July 17th, 1992 in Mulago, Uganda.


Moses Matovu is a musician and saxophonist. He holds the title Band leader and Afrigo Band. Moses was born on June 19th, 1949 in Kampala, Uganda.


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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Matovu U.S.
  White 5.65% 64.26%
  African American 90.32% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Matovu

People with the last name Matovu are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Matovu

  • How Popular is the name Matovu? As a last name Matovu was the 135,593rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Matovu? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Matovu was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Matovu: Your name in reverse order is Uvotam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ouvamt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Matovu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 124 people with the last name Matovu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Matovu? Matovu is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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Past life for Matovu born Mar 2, 2000

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 950. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

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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