Matteo began as the Italian and even Spanish translation of the English Matthew. It is slowly becoming a name for boys of any culture, however. Even Colin Firth decided to name his son Matteo.

Meaning of the name Matteo:

Italian: gift of God

Origin of the name Matteo:

Matteo is the Italian version of the English baby name Matthew. Matthew itself comes from the Greek name Matthaios, which was a form of the Hebrew name Mattityahu. In the original Hebrew language, this name meant “gift of Yahweh.”

Symbolism of the name Matteo:

The name Mattityahu that Matthew and Matteo each come from breaks down to the root words “mattan” and yah.” “Mattan” means “gift” in the Hebrew language and “yah” means “Yahweh.”

Baby name Matteo

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Gender of the name Matteo:

Matteo is a great name for baby boys.

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Emotion evoked from the name Matteo:

Matteo is a very strong and straightforward name. It has a lot of power behind it.

Alternative spellings for the name Matteo:

  • Mateo

Nicknames for the name Matteo:

  • Matt
  • Matty
  • Teo
  • Mo
  • Tay
  • Teto
  • Matte

Popularity of the name Matteo:

Matteo has only been on the top 1,000 list for boys in the United States since 1998 at number 937. As of the year 2015, it has earned a spot on the top 200 list for boys. In 2020, the name ranked at number 174.

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Famous people with the name Matteo:

  • Matteo Bandello (novelist, “Novelle Di Matteo Bandello”)
  • Matteo Bisiani (professional archer)
  • Matteo Carcassi (professional guitarist)
  • Matteo Ferrari (professional soccer player, Montreal Impact)
  • Matteo Denaro (infamous criminal, 10 most wanted)
  • Matteo Renzi (prime minister of Italy)
  • Matteo Cicciari (professional model)

Matteos in popular culture:

  • Matteo Balsano (character from “Soy Luna”)
  • Matteo Cocchiola (character in “Battlefield”)
  • Matteo Florenzi (character in “Druck” TV show)