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Matthew Name Meaning and Origin

Matthew Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Gift of God

Name Origin


Matthew is a biblical name meaning 'Gift of God'. It originates from the Hebrew name 'Mattityahu'. In the Bible, Matthew was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ.

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Matthew Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Matthew is easy to pronounce with a clear rhythm, making it a fluent and familiar name.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Matthew has a good rhythm overall, but the two syllables may slightly interrupt the flow.

Famous People Named Matthew

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● Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey is an American actor known for his roles in films like 'Dallas Buyers Club' and 'Interstellar'. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Matthew Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Matthew

Matthew does not have strong negative associations. However, it may be associated with traditional or conservative values due to its biblical origin.

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