Matteo

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13k
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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 Matteo

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

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  1. A male given name; the Italian equivalent of Matthew
  2. (biblical) Matthew, the Gospel of Matthew.

Notable Persons Named Matteo

Matteo Renzi is a 56th Prime Minister of Italy, Secretary of the Democratic Party, Mayor of Florence, President of the Province of Florence, List of Secretaries of the Democratic Party (Italy), List of mayors of Florence, and Province of Florence. Matteo was born on January 11th, 1975 in Florence.

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Matteo Darmian is a soccer player for the Manchester United F.C., A.C. Milan, Calcio Padova, U.S. Città di Palermo, Torino F.C., Italy national under-17 football team, Italy national under-18 football team, and Italy national under-19 football team. Matteo was born on December 2nd, 1989 in Legnano, Italy.

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Matteo Messina Denaro is a criminal. Matteo is also known as Diabolik.

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Matteo Salvini is a politician. Matteo was born on March 9th, 1973 in Milan, Italy.

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Matteo Brighi is a soccer player for the Bologna F.C. 1909, A.C. Rimini 1912, Juventus F.C., S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913, Brescia Calcio, A.S. Roma, A.C. Chievo Verona, Atalanta B.C., Torino F.C., U.S. Sassuolo Calcio, Italy national under-18 football team, Italy national under-20 football team, and an. Matteo was born on February 14th, 1981 in Rimini, Italy.

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Matteo Mancosu is a soccer player for the Carpi F.C. 1909, Bologna F.C. 1909, History of A.S. Atletico Calcio, Nuorese Calcio, S.S. Villacidrese Calcio, U.S. Latina Calcio, Vigor Lamezia, and Trapani Calcio. Matteo was born on December 22nd, 1984 in Cagliari.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Matteo

Drea de Matteo is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Drea was given the name Andrea Donna de Matteo on January 19th, 1972 in Queens. Drea is also known as Drea De Matteo, Drea DeMatteo, and Andrea de Matteo.

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Roberto Di Matteo is a soccer player for the FC Schaffhausen, FC Zürich, FC Aarau, S.S. Lazio, Chelsea F.C., and Italy national football team. Roberto was born on May 29th, 1970 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

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Dominic Matteo is a soccer player for the Liverpool F.C., Sunderland A.F.C., Leeds United F.C., Blackburn Rovers F.C., Stoke City F.C., England national under-21 football team, England national football B team, and Scotland national football team. Dominic was born on April 28th, 1974 in Dumfries.

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Santo was born on December 7th, 1954.

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Luca Di Matteo is a soccer player for the S.S. Virtus Lanciano 1924, Delfino Pescara 1936, U.S. Città di Palermo, A.S. Cittadella, F.C. Crotone, Vicenza Calcio, U.S. Lecce, Calcio Padova, and S.S. Teramo Calcio. Luca was born on February 25th, 1988 in Pescara. Luca is also known as Di Matteo and Luca.

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Alessia was born on July 4th, 2003 in Genoa. She died in 2005.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1911 5 0 5
1912 7 0 7
1913 10 0 10
1914 12 0 12
1915 16 0 16
1916 13 0 13
1917 16 0 16
1918 15 0 15
1919 8 0 8
1920 22 0 22
1921 10 0 10
1922 25 0 25
1923 19 0 19
1924 28 0 28
1925 18 0 18
1926 17 0 17
1927 6 0 6
1928 23 0 23
1929 12 0 12
1930 9 0 9
1931 5 0 5
1932 13 0 13
1933 5 0 5
1935 8 0 8
1937 10 0 10
1938 6 0 6
1939 9 0 9
1944 7 0 7
1952 5 0 5
1955 6 0 6
1956 5 0 5
1957 5 0 5
1958 5 0 5
1961 11 0 11
1963 6 0 6
1964 8 0 8
1965 14 0 14
1966 5 0 5
1967 12 0 12
1968 9 0 9
1969 8 0 8
1970 12 0 12
1971 14 0 14
1972 14 0 14
1973 11 0 11
1974 12 0 12
1975 6 0 6
1976 12 0 12
1977 14 0 14
1978 13 0 13
1979 8 0 8
1980 14 0 14
1981 18 0 18
1982 13 0 13
1983 13 0 13
1984 14 0 14
1985 21 0 21
1986 13 0 13
1987 13 0 13
1988 22 0 22
1989 28 0 28
1990 24 0 24
1991 26 0 26
1992 34 0 34
1993 34 0 34
1994 33 0 33
1995 34 0 34
1996 77 0 77
1997 106 0 106
1998 151 0 151
1999 155 0 155
2000 176 0 176
2001 175 0 175
2002 217 0 217
2003 243 0 243
2004 276 0 276
2005 304 0 304
2006 381 0 381
2007 392 0 392
2008 473 0 473
2009 600 0 600
2010 641 0 641
2011 751 0 751
2012 706 0 706
2013 797 0 797
2014 840 5 835
2015 2,166 0 2,166
2016 2,377 0 2,377

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Popularity of Matteo as a first name

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Popularity of Matteo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Matteo U.S.
  White 91.48% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.63% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.59% 16.26%

Of Last Name Matteo

People with the last name Matteo are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Matteo

  • How Popular is the name Matteo? Matteo is the 2,141st most popular name of all time. As a last name Matteo was the 14,382nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Matteo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,927 babies born with the first name Matteo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Matteo to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Matteo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1911 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Matteo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Matteo is Tuesday, October 19th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Matteo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Matteo was in 2016 with a total of 2,377 babies. That's a lot of babies named Matteo!
  • Random Matteo Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Matteo ranks 81st in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 637 babies in California have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Matteo: Your name in reverse order is Oettam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eotmta. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Matteo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,078 people with the last name Matteo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Matteo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Matteo as their last name since less than 1 person in 143k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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