All the way from the Greek Matthaios, which in turn was borrowed from the Hebrew Mattityahu, the original meaning of the name was “gift from Yahweh”. Matthew, who is said to have been one of the twelve apostles in the Bible, has been used as a name since the Middle Ages. Trusty and dependable, this is a truly classic name for a boy!
Rank in the year 2015
Matthew was ranked #21 in the most popular American names of 2015.
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