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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Popularity & Ranking
United States Ranking #465
Namedoctor Weekly Ranking #2522
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New Age Curiosities
Numerological Values: #1
The number 1 is associated with leadership and independence. People with this name-number demonstrate great inner strength and have much potential for financial success and other accomplishments in life. These individuals are believed to make good use of their inborn talents and leadership abilities to influence and lead people.
Chakra Number: #1 Root Chakra "Muladhara"
The first of the seven energy centers, Muladhara is also the most dense of them all. The main color of this chakra is red which is also the most dense color of all. Learn about the meaning of red chakra color and discover the less known second color found at the centre of muladhara.
Color meaning: Red
The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.
Notable People and Personalities
Matthias Ettrich (born 1972) German Computer Scientist
Matthias Felleisen, German Computer Science Professor
Matthias Flacius Illyricus (1520–1575) Lutheran Reformer From Istria
Matthias Frings (born 1953) German Journalist, Tv Presenter And Writer
Matthias Grünewald (~1470–1528), German Renaissance Painter
Matthias Jabs (born 1955) German Guitarist And Songwriter
Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804–1881) German Botanist And Co-founder Of The Cell Theory
Matthias Lechner (born 1970) German Motion Picture Set Designer And Art Director
Matthias Platzeck (born 1953) German Politician
Matthias Sammer (born 1967) Retired German Football Player