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Mathew is a charming classic baby name for boys. As an English variation of one of a beloved biblical name, Mathew enjoyed widespread renown in 20th-century popular culture. Mathew Monty Mole was the name of a character in the Super Mario Bros. series, and Mathew Parker was a character in the Adventures in Odyssey series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Mathew:

Hebrew: Gift of God

Origin of the name Mathew:

Mathew is an alternative spelling of Matthew. This name originates from the Hebrew phrase Mattathyah (מַתִּתְיָהוּ) and means “gift of God.”

Symbolism of the name Mathew:

Mathew is a variation of the name Matthew (meaning “gift of God”). According to the New Testament, Matthew was one of the four evangelists as well as the author of the first gospel. The symbol of Matthew was the angel or winged man.

Style of the name Mathew:

Biblical, Classic

Gender of the name Mathew:

Mathew is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Mathew:

MATH-yoo

Number of syllables in the name Mathew:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Mathew:

The name Mathew evokes feelings of grace and goodness.

Alternative spellings for the name Mathew:

  • Matthew 
  • Mathieu
  • Mathiew
  • Mattew
  • Matthieu

Nicknames for the name Mathew:

  • Mat
  • Matt
  • Mattie
  • Matty
  • Hew
  • Hewie

Popularity of the name Mathew:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Mathew was the 784th most popular baby name for boys in 2021.

Related names for the name Mathew:

Great middle names for Mathew and their meanings:

  • Abner (father of light)
  • Bruce (brushwood thicket, willow grove)
  • Camden (winding valley, enclosed vale)
  • Elvin (elf companion, noble friend)
  • Grant (great, big, large)
  • Jacques (supplanter)
  • Jagger (carter, peddler, agent)
  • Kelvin (river man)
  • Orion (hunter, boundary, limit, rising star)
  • Payne (rustic countryman)
  • Piers (stone, rock)
  • Ridge (elevated mountain crest)
  • Seth (placed, appointed, given)

Famous people with the name Mathew:

  • Mathew Barzal (ice hockey player)
  • Mathew Brady (photographer)
  • Mathew William Kearney (musician)
  • Mathew Knowles (record executive and father of singer Beyoncé Giselle Knowles)
  • Mathew Adam “Mat” Latos (baseball player”
  • Mathew Allan Leckie (footballer)
  • Mathew Tyler Oakley (YouTube personality)
  • Mathew David “Mat” Osman (bassist)
  • Mathew “Mat” Pitsch (politician)
  • Mathew David Ryan (footballer)
  • Mathew James “Matt” Willis (bassist)

Mathew in popular culture:

  • Mathewand winner of the 1847 Grand National Steeplechase near Liverpool)
  • Mathew fitz Leaux (character in The Witchlands series)
  • Mathew Monty Mole (character in the Super Mario Bros. series)
  • Mathew Parker (character in the Adventures in Odyssey series)
  • Mathew Tsuyoshi Shimizu (character in the Yu-Gi-Oh! series)