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matej

OTHER SCRIPTS:
Macedonian (Матей)
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
afro-asiatic > semitic > central semitic > hebrew
ORIGIN:
hebrew 
NAME ROOT:
MATTITHYÂH / MATTITHYÂHÛ > MATTATHíAS / MATTHAíOS > MATTHIAS
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
MATTITHYÂH (מַתִּתְיָה) MATTATHíAS (Ματταθίας) MATTHAíOS (Ματθαίος)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Hebrew name “Mattithyâh / Mattithyâhû”, transliterated into Greek as "Mattathías (Ματταθίας)”, which was shortened to "Matthaíos (Ματθαῖος)”, meaning “gift of the lord, gift of Yahweh”. 1) It was first named to Saint Matthew, who was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus in Christian theology and is the author of the Gospel of Matthew. The name Matthew became popular during the Middle Ages in North-West Europe and appears in many European languages. The name has been very common throughout the English-speaking world since the 1970s. The feast day is traditionally celebrated on September 21 (Catholic Church) or November 16 (Orthodox Church) in memory of Saint Matthew, Apostle, and Evangelist. 2) Matthew of Albano († 1134) was a French Benedictine monk and Cardinal, and papal legate. He is a Catholic saint. 3) Matteo Maria Boiardo 1434–1494) was an Italian Renaissance poet. According to the United States Social Security card applications in 2016, the name Matthew ranked 15th out of the top 100 names chosen by parents for their baby boys.
KEYWORDS:
BIBLICAL / RELIGION (SAINTS)

Usage

  • croatiancroatian
  • czechczech
  • macedonianmacedonian
  • slovakslovak
  • sloveneslovene

Related names

VARIANTS
croatian
mateo, matija
czech
matěj, matouš, matyáš
slovak
matúš
slovene
matija, matjaž, matúš, Mataj
FEMININE
croatian
matea, mateja, matеja
slovene
matea, mateja, Matheja, matеja
PET & SHORT FORM
croatian
mate, matko, mato
slovene
matko, mato, matic, tjaž, Matejko, Mtka, Mateša, Matevž, Tevž, Tjaš, Matevžek

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
ancient greek
matthaíos
arabic
mattà
armenian
Matʿyevos
basque
matia
belarusian
maciey
catalan
mateo
danish
matthew, matthias, mateo, mathias, mathis, mateus, matheus, mattias, mattæus, matheo, mathæus, matias, matis, mattis, matteus, matthes, mattheus, matthies, matthis, matthæus, matæus, mateu
dutch
matthew, matthias, matthijs, mattijs, matteüs, mattheus, mathijs
english
matthew
estonian
mattias, matis
faroese
mattias, matteus, Mattas
finnish
mateo, mathias, mateus, matheus, matvei, mattias, matfei, matheo, matiaas, matias, matjas, matsju, mattis, matteus, mattheus, matvee, mateu
french
matthias, mathieu, matthieu, mathias, mathis, matheo
georgian
Mat'e
german
matthias, mathias, mathis, matthÄus, matteo, mattias, mattes, mattis
greek
Maththaíos
greenlandic
mathæus
hebrew
mattai, matityahu
hungarian - magyar
mátyás, mÁtÉ
icelandic
mathías, matthías, Mattías
indian - malayalam
matha, maththaayi
irish
matthew, maitiú
italian
matteo, mattia, maffeo, maffei, maffeis, maffa, maffio, maffai, maffeisa, Mattio, Mazzeo
latin
matthias, mattheus, Mazeus, Mazzeus
latvian
matīss, matejs
lithuanian
matas, Motiejus
norwegian
matthew, matthias, mateo, mathias, mathis, mateus, matheus, mattias, matheo, matias, mattis, matteus, mattheus, mateu
old danish
matthias, mattheus
old norse
mattias, matteus, Mathios
old swedish
mattias, matteus
polish
mateusz, maciej
portuguese
mateus, matheus, matias, mateu
romanian
matei
russian
matfey, matvey
scottish
matthew
serbian
matija, matеja
spanish
mateo, Matías
swedish
matthew, matthias, mateo, mathias, mateus, matheus, mattias, matheo, matias, mattes, mattis, matteus, mattheus, matthis, mateu
ukrainian
matviy
welsh
matthew

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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4
Numerological Values:
4

Order, practicality, sincerity and hard work are some of the character traits associated with this number. A number 4 person is disciplined, serious, honest and will work steadily to achieving his goal. Such a person can bring order to an otherwise chaotic situation.

Chakra Number:
4: The number of the Heart Chakra "Anahata"

Green is the main heart chakra color. It is the color of healing, balance, tranquility, and serenity. Green brings wholeness to our lives and it is the color most frequently found in nature. Learn more about this color and discover its meaning.

Color meaning:

The color green is the color of balance and harmony. From a color psychology perspective, it is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart. From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on the earth, and why we need to keep it that way.

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