Matt

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24k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Matt

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Matt
See Matte.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
  2. Not reflecting light; not glossy ("a photograph with a matte finish")
Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Matthew.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

Matt was also found in the following language(s): German and Luxembourgish

Notable Persons Named Matt

Matt Damon is an actor and filmmaker. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Matt was given the name Matthew Paige Damon on October 8th, 1970 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

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Matt LeBlanc is an actor, comedian, producer, presenter, and television producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1985 to present. Matt was given the name Matthew Steven LeBlanc on July 25th, 1967 in Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Matt Barnes is a basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies, Fayetteville Patriots, Long Beach Jam, Los Angeles Clippers, Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, and Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association. He was most active from 2002 to present. Matt was born on March 9th, 1980 in Santa Clara, California.

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Matt Bomer is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2001. Matt was given the name Matthew Staton Bomer on October 11th, 1977 in Webster Groves, Missouri, U.S.

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Matt Smith is an actor. He has been prominent since 2003. Matt was given the name Matthew Robert Smith on October 28th, 1982 in Northampton, England.

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Matt Hardy is a wrestler. Matt was born on September 23rd, 1974 in Cameron, North Carolina.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Matt

Richard was given the name Richard William Matt on June 25th, 1966 in Tonawanda, New York, U.S. He breathed his last breath on June 26th, 2015.

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Jamille Matt is a soccer player for the Fleetwood Town F.C., Sutton Coldfield Town F.C., Kidderminster Harriers F.C., and Stevenage F.C. Jamille was born on December 2nd, 1990.

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Joe Matt is a comics creator.

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Mario Matt is an athlete for the Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics, Alpine skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2001. Mario was born on April 9th, 1979 in Flirsch.

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His military service ended in 1992. Danny was born on December 10th, 1927 in Cologne. He left this life on December 5th, 2013.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 41 0 41
1881 29 0 29
1882 26 0 26
1883 39 0 39
1884 55 0 55
1885 41 0 41
1886 27 0 27
1887 34 0 34
1888 43 0 43
1889 33 0 33
1890 28 0 28
1891 27 0 27
1892 30 0 30
1893 30 0 30
1894 23 0 23
1895 26 0 26
1896 28 0 28
1897 20 0 20
1898 24 0 24
1899 21 0 21
1900 31 0 31
1901 21 0 21
1902 27 0 27
1903 27 0 27
1904 24 0 24
1905 24 0 24
1906 25 0 25
1907 22 0 22
1908 19 0 19
1909 32 0 32
1910 27 0 27
1911 40 0 40
1912 54 0 54
1913 60 0 60
1914 103 0 103
1915 106 0 106
1916 105 0 105
1917 114 0 114
1918 128 0 128
1919 101 0 101
1920 94 0 94
1921 104 0 104
1922 101 0 101
1923 89 0 89
1924 93 0 93
1925 87 0 87
1926 75 0 75
1927 73 0 73
1928 67 0 67
1929 65 0 65
1930 71 0 71
1931 59 0 59
1932 58 0 58
1933 55 0 55
1934 60 0 60
1935 59 0 59
1936 66 0 66
1937 49 0 49
1938 57 0 57
1939 53 0 53
1940 66 0 66
1941 55 0 55
1942 74 0 74
1943 63 0 63
1944 61 0 61
1945 60 0 60
1946 76 0 76
1947 78 0 78
1948 87 0 87
1949 77 0 77
1950 76 0 76
1951 92 0 92
1952 80 0 80
1953 106 0 106
1954 142 0 142
1955 195 0 195
1956 369 0 369
1957 572 0 572
1958 908 0 908
1959 974 0 974
1960 879 0 879
1961 889 0 889
1962 858 0 858
1963 906 0 906
1964 883 0 883
1965 799 0 799
1966 729 0 729
1967 708 0 708
1968 782 0 782
1969 800 0 800
1970 739 0 739
1971 807 0 807
1972 593 5 588
1973 504 0 504
1974 401 0 401
1975 409 0 409
1976 340 0 340
1977 294 0 294
1978 236 0 236
1979 258 0 258
1980 236 0 236
1981 198 0 198
1982 197 0 197
1983 226 0 226
1984 178 0 178
1985 164 0 164
1986 164 0 164
1987 135 0 135
1988 144 0 144
1989 104 0 104
1990 92 0 92
1991 83 0 83
1992 87 0 87
1993 60 0 60
1994 67 0 67
1995 50 0 50
1996 51 0 51
1997 56 0 56
1998 55 0 55
1999 69 0 69
2000 48 0 48
2001 53 0 53
2002 58 0 58
2003 55 0 55
2004 46 0 46
2005 40 0 40
2006 67 0 67
2007 62 0 62
2008 68 0 68
2009 60 0 60
2010 51 0 51
2011 44 0 44
2012 56 0 56
2013 47 0 47
2014 61 0 61
2015 57 0 57
2016 58 0 58
2017 71 0 71

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Popularity of Matt as a first name

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Popularity of Matt as a last name

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Common last names for Matt

  • Johnson
  • Anderson
  • Maki
  • Mattson
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Thomas
  • Hill
  • Kangas
  • Aho
  • Wilson
  • Moore
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Matt U.S.
  White 80.42% 64.26%
  African American 4.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.73% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 8.42% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Matt

People with the last name Matt are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Matt

  • How Popular is the name Matt? Matt is the 1,561st most popular name of all time. As a last name Matt was the 7,658th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Matt have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 23,593 babies born with the first name Matt in the United States. That's more than enough people named Matt to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Matt? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 41 new born babies.
  • When was Matt first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Matt is Sunday, April 14th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Matt born? The highest recorded use of the first name Matt was in 1959 with a total of 974 babies.
  • Random Matt Factoid: According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Matt ranks 102nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nevada. Imagine that, 9 babies in Nevada have the same name as you in 1971.
  • Weird things about the name Matt: Your name in reverse order is Ttam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mtat. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Matt? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,337 people with the last name Matt.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Matt? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Matt as their last name.

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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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