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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Numerological Values: #5
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Chakra Number: #5 Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"
The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and its color is blue. It is one the three primary colors. The main energy of blue is communication and it is the color used to soothe the soul. Explore this Divine color in depth, learn what it means and what it represents.
Color meaning: Blue
The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.