Matthews

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Origin and Meaning of Matthews

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  1. An English patronymic surname​ derived from the given name Matthew.

Notable Persons Named Matthews

Matthews Rishard is a football player for the Miami Dolphins. Matthews was born on October 12th, 1989 in San Diego.

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Matthews was born in 1958. He left this life in 2001.

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Matthews was born in 1960 in Hammanskraal. Matthews is also known as the Flash.

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Matthews was born in 1949 in Dithakong.

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Matthews was born on December 27th, 1952.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Matthews

Auston Matthews is a hockey player for the ZSC Lions in the National League A. He has been prominent since 2015. Auston was born on September 17th, 1997 in San Francisco.

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Dave Matthews is a rock, alternative rock, blues rock, roots rock, adult contemporary, and adult contemporary music songwriter, musician, record label owner, and record label. He has had major accomplishments since 1989. Dave was given the name David John Matthews on January 9th, 1967 in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa.

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Vanity was a singer–songwriter, actress, model, and dancer. Her ongoing career started in 1977. Vanity was given the name Denise Katrina Matthews on January 4th, 1959 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Vanity is also known as Denise Matthews–Smith and D.D. Winters. She left this life on February 15th, 2016.

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Chris Matthews is a news anchor and political commentator. Chris was given the name Christopher John Matthews on December 17th, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Kiki Dee is a pop music singing. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 1960 to present. Kiki was given the name Pauline Matthews on March 6th, 1947.

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Sir Stanley Matthews was a soccer player for the Stoke City F.C., Blackpool F.C., The Football League XI, and England national football team. Stanley was born on February 1st, 1915 in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. He breathed his last breath on February 23rd, 2000.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 0 5
1894 5 0 5
1903 5 0 5
1906 5 0 5
1909 6 0 6
1911 7 0 7
1912 6 0 6
1913 7 0 7
1914 9 0 9
1915 7 0 7
1916 11 0 11
1917 13 0 13
1918 13 0 13
1919 16 0 16
1920 19 0 19
1921 12 0 12
1922 11 0 11
1923 16 0 16
1924 15 0 15
1925 9 0 9
1926 11 0 11
1927 11 0 11
1928 9 0 9
1929 13 0 13
1930 10 0 10
1931 8 0 8
1932 9 0 9
1933 12 0 12
1934 9 0 9
1935 7 0 7
1936 8 0 8
1937 6 0 6
1938 8 0 8
1939 5 0 5
1941 14 0 14
1942 10 0 10
1943 10 0 10
1944 14 0 14
1945 13 0 13
1946 8 0 8
1947 14 0 14
1948 14 0 14
1949 7 0 7
1950 15 0 15
1951 14 0 14
1952 11 0 11
1953 17 0 17
1954 9 0 9
1955 10 0 10
1956 11 0 11
1957 12 0 12
1958 11 0 11
1959 12 0 12
1960 12 0 12
1961 10 0 10
1962 12 0 12
1963 7 0 7
1964 5 0 5
1965 17 0 17
1966 11 0 11
1967 17 0 17
1968 18 0 18
1969 11 0 11
1970 17 0 17
1971 13 0 13
1972 15 0 15
1973 7 0 7
1974 10 0 10
1975 19 0 19
1976 11 0 11
1977 18 0 18
1978 17 0 17
1979 14 0 14
1980 18 0 18
1981 23 0 23
1982 22 0 22
1983 28 0 28
1984 34 0 34
1985 21 0 21
1986 30 0 30
1987 28 0 28
1988 41 0 41
1989 24 0 24
1990 25 0 25
1991 14 0 14
1992 21 0 21
1993 19 0 19
1994 11 0 11
1995 17 0 17
1996 15 0 15
1997 15 0 15
1998 16 0 16
1999 23 0 23
2000 30 0 30
2001 13 0 13
2002 18 0 18
2003 18 0 18
2004 14 0 14
2005 21 0 21
2006 13 0 13
2007 20 0 20
2008 14 0 14
2009 14 0 14
2010 10 0 10
2011 6 0 6
2012 8 0 8
2013 10 0 10
2014 10 0 10
2015 16 0 16
2016 10 0 10
2017 9 0 9
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Matthews

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Matthews as a first name

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Popularity of Matthews as a last name

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Common last names for Matthews

  • Williams
  • White

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Matthews U.S.
  White 63.37% 64.26%
  African American 30.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Matthews

People with the last name Matthews are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Matthews

  • How Popular is the name Matthews? Matthews is the 8,087th most popular name of all time. As a last name Matthews was the 226th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Matthews have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,509 babies born with the first name Matthews in the United States. That's more than enough people named Matthews to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Matthews? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Matthews first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Matthews is Thursday, March 18th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Matthews born? The highest recorded use of the first name Matthews was in 1988 with a total of 41 babies.
  • Random Matthews Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Matthews is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Matthews: Your name in reverse order is Swehttam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Htwaemts. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Matthews? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 131,303 people with the last name Matthews.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Matthews? Matthews was ranked as the 226th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
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