Matthew

Matthew - A popular male name



  Jun 24,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Matthew, meaning gift of God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #152. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Matthew and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Matthew? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Matthew. The baby boy name Matthew was given to 13,834 baby boys in 2012, ranking #12 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 119 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Matthew peaked in popularity 23 years ago in 1995 on position 2.



Famous with this name

Matthew McConaughey
Matthew Modine
Matthew Vaughn


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Matthew is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Matthew is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #5 - and is the least popular in South Dakota at position #58.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Matthew is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Matthew is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Matthew goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Matthew origin and meaning

Matthew is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means gift of God. To see famous people named Matthew, pop culture references for the name Matthew and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Matthew

We've found the following names that sound similar to Matthew, sorted by popularity.

Mathew / Mateo / Matt / Monte / Monty / Mohamed / Mohammad / Mohammed / Muhammad / Matteo /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201212
201112
201016
200913
200810
20079
20065
20054
20044
20034
20024
20013
20003
19993
19983
19973
19962
19952
19943
19933
19923
19913
19903
19893
19883
19873
19863
19853
19843
19833
19823
19813
19806
19796
19786
19779
19769
19759
19749
197310
197210
197119
197024
196924
196824
196728
196634
196536
196443
196350
196256
196159
196060
195963
195860
195783
195690
1955104
1954124
1953130
1952142
1951164
1950173
1949176
1948190
1947196
1946194
1945199
1944195
1943197
1942192
1941196
1940198
1939201
1938205
1937199
1936205
1935197
1934202
1933203
1932186
1931210
1930204
1929187
1928184
1927181
1926187
1925174
1924173
1923161
1922156
1921162
1920154
1919152
1918148
1917150
1916150
1915151
1914152
1913149
1912154
1911153
1910152

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California5
New Jersey5
New York7
Connecticut8
New Mexico8
Texas9
Florida11
Massachusetts12
Arizona14
Maryland14
Virginia16
Illinois16
Pennsylvania17
New Hampshire17
Vermont17
Mississippi18
Alabama19
Georgia20
Nevada21
Alaska22
North Carolina25
Colorado26
District of Columbia26
Kentucky27
Arkansas27
Michigan28
West Virginia29
Ohio30
Rhode Island31
Idaho31
Louisiana31
Tennessee33
Wyoming33
South Carolina34
Missouri35
Oregon36
Oklahoma37
Iowa37
Utah37
Washington37
Hawaii38
Indiana38
Maine40
Minnesota42
Delaware42
Wisconsin43
Nebraska48
Kansas48
Montana51
North Dakota52
South Dakota58

Even more about Matthew


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Matthew a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Matthew?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1995
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Matthew
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 119
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +13,834

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