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Etymology of the name Matthew:

According to anthroponymic studies, the name Mateo is considered to come from the Hebrew Matityahu or Mattithiah with Koine transliteration into Aramaic Mattai . It is considered a biblical name for its appearances in the Holy Scriptures. Matthew the Evangelist is known, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus of Nazareth who is credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Saint Matthew. This name was very popular in Europe from the Renaissance. Mateo Alemán was a Spanish writer of the Golden Age in the 16th century. Mateo Pérez de Albéniz was a Spanish composer and theorist of the 17th century. Mateo Gilarte was a Spanish Baroque painter, like Mateo Orozco and Mateo Gallardo Solier. Mateo González Labrador was a 17th-century Aragonese chalcographic engraver. Mateo Hervé was a French chef during the 18th century. Mateo Paz Soldán y Ureta was a 19th-century Peruvian mathematician, astronomer, lawyer, and poet. Mateo Hernández Sánchez is one of the most outstanding Spanish sculptors of the 20th century. Mateo is the variant of the name in Spanish.


Matthias in German, Mattā in Arabic, Mathios in Armenian, Maciei in Belarusian, Matey or Matush in Bulgarian, Mateu in Catalan, Matěj in Czech, Matija or Matko in Croatian, Mads in Danish, Matus in Slovak, Matija in Slovenian, Matiaso in Esperanto, Madis in Estonian, Matti in Finnish, Mathieu in French, Maitias in Scottish Gaelic, Mateu or Matheu in Galician, Matthaios in Greek, Makaio in Hawaiian,Mattutyahu in Hebrew, Máté in Hungarian, Matthew or Matt in English, Maitiú in Irish, Matthías in Icelandic, Maffeo or Mattia in Italian, Mashyuu or Mato in Japanese, Matejs in Latvian, Motiejus or Matas in Lithuanian, Maatthu in Malayalam , Matius in Malay, Matthijs in Dutch, Matteus in Norwegian, Mateusz or Maciej in Polish, Mateus in Portuguese, Matei in Romanian,Motya or Matvei in Russian, Matiya in Serbian, Mayts in Sardinian, Matewos in Tigrinya, Mattayis in Turkish, Matviy in Ukrainian, Eruanno in Quenya. His diminutive is usually Mati. The most common female variant is usually Matea. Other popular variants of the name are Matias, Jonatán or Jonathan.

Famous people named Matthew:

  • Matthew Guill

    • Spanish architect ): born in Fuente del Fresno in 1753. He studied at the Academy of San Fernando and obtained the second prize of the Academy of Fine Arts being named an academic of merit. As master builder of Villa de Madrid, he designed the remodeling of the façade of the main street of the Casa de Villa and was also in charge of various architectural works in the city where he has maintained the neoclassical style that characterizes them.
  • Matthew Gil Rodriguez

    • Spanish screenwriter and film director ): was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 1972. As a young man he worked as a waiter and encyclopedia salesman while studying Information Sciences at the Complutense University. There he met Alejandro Amenábar with whom he would later carry out several important projects in his artistic career and they have shared box office successes. In 1999 he began directing his own films, taking risks in various genres. He has won 4 Goya awards and the Cinematographic Writers Circle Medal, among others.
  • Matthew Maximoff

    • French-Romani writer ): born in Barcelona in 1917. From a gypsy family, he was born in Spain but lived most of his childhood in French territory. Due to his way of life and culture he was arrested with the charge of nomad and taken to the French concentration camps. His books are written in Kalderash and French, and some of them have been translated into more than 14 languages. He is known for having translated the New Testament into the Romani language.

General characteristics of the most famous people named Mathew:

People who bear this name are usually intelligent, bold and love letters and communication. They usually have outstanding communication skills allowing them to express themselves with ease and great development. They are passionate, sensitive and very cordial. His life guide is kindness towards others. They are not usually conformists and seek to innovate by moving away from the established. For them, creativity is what moves the world and they know how to captivate with great ideas that for many people are usually new.