Matthew Name Meaning & Origin

Matthew

Pronunciation: MA-thyoo (key)

Origin of the name Matthew:

A derivative of the Ecclesiastic Late Latin Matthaeus and the Ecclesiastic Greek Matthaios and Matthias, contractions of Mattathias. The name has its root in the Hebrew Matityah, which is derived from mattīthyāh (gift of God).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Mads, Mateo, Matheus, Mathew, Mathias, Mathieu, Mathis, Matias, Matt, Matteo, Matthias

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Meanings and history of the name Matthew

Matthew was one of the twelve apostles in the Bible, originally a tax collector who gave up his profession to follow the teachings of Jesus.

Means "Gift From God"

Famous real-life people named Matthew

Matthew Bomer, American actor
Matthew Gray Gubler, American actor who stars in Criminal Minds
Mathew Brady, Civil War photographer
Matthew “Matt” Stone, co-creator of South Park
Matthew Broderick, American actor
Matthew Bellamy, lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Muse
Matthew "Matt" Damon, American actor
Matthew Lee Espinosa, American Viner
Matthew Fox, American actor who stars in LOST and Party of Five
Matthew Macfadyen, English actor
Matthew McConaughey, American actor
Matthew Lewis, British actor, plays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter series
Matthew Morrison, an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. He played Will Schuster in Glee and had been on broadway.
Matthew Perry, American actor
Matthew "Matty" Mullins, lead singer for the band Memphis May Fire
Matthew "Matt" LeBlanc, American Actor
Matthew 'Tom' King, English highwayman
Matthew "Smith" World Renounced Math Professor at DS University
Matthew Kim, South Korean-American lead rapper and main dancer of South Korean pop co-ed group K.A.R.D

Matthew in song, story & screen

Matthew Crawley, main character of the period drama 'Downton Abbey'
One of the four gospels and one of the twelve disciples in the Bible
Matt Dillon, "Gunsmoke" character
Matthew Harrison Brady, fictionalized version of Scopes trial lawyer, William Jennings Bryan, in "Inherit the Wind"
Matt Camden, a character in the TV series "7th Heaven"
"Matthew & Son" a song by Cat Stevens
Matthew Lush, Youtuber.
Matthew Smith, MLA Undercover Agent, head of the Etif-Etis department in the movie "Where is Like Lemons"
Matthew Murdock, A fictional blind vigilante lawyer in the Marvel comics "Daredevil"
Matthew Morgan, a character in Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls book series
Matthew Williams, personification of Canada in Hetalia: Axis Powers.
Matthew 'Matt' Rutherford, a recurring character on the first season of FOX TV Show, Glee.
Matthew 'Matt' Kensington, (film) Hollow Man

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