This name derives from the Hebrew name “Mattithyâh / Mattithyâhû,” transliterated into Greek as “Mattathías (Ματταθίας),” which was shortened to “Matthaîos (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 appeared 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.
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United States Ranking #11678
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New Age Curiosities
Numerological Values: #9
A number 9 person is humane and selfless. Compassion, tolerance, idealism and sensitivity are the hallmarks of number 9. Number 9 individuals often give unselfishly to others.
Chakra Number: #9 Chakra "Pineal Gland"
The Pineal Gland is about the size of a pea, and is in the center of the brain in a tiny cave behind and above the pituitary gland which lies a little behind the root of the nose. It is located directly behind the eyes, attached to the third ventricle. This chakra is also known as the upper dan tien. The ninth chakra is an interesting chakra in that it is in this chakra that all the Christ abilities lie dormant, waiting to be released and used in the outer and inner worlds. The shift in focus at this time is toward that Christ energy and the accompanying abilities that go along with it. Hence, a great deal of work and energy is now being sent into physical reality to help the individual open up and expand this energy center.
Color meaning: Gold
It is no surprise that gold symbolizes wealth used wisely, but it is also the symbol of good health. People who favor the color gold are optimistic. The Tibetan Buddhist believes in 5 sacred stones: the crystal for light, turquoise for infinity of sea and sky, coral for life and form, gold for the golden ray of the sun, silver for the light of the moon. Gold is intimately linked with Divinity and those gods associated with the Sun. It symbolizes wealth and success.