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Quick Facts on Matteo

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Italian
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 377
Simple meaning:
Gift of God

Characteristics of Matteo

  • Cooperative
  • Considerate
  • Compassionate
  • Nurturing
  • Sensitive
  • Patient
  • Loving
  • Kind
  • Gracious
  • Balanced

Etymology & Historical Origin - Matteo

Matteo is the Italian form of Matthew. Matthew is the English form of the Hebrew name “Mattathia” which translates to “Gift of God.” Matthew is borne of the Bible as the evangelist who wrote the first gospel of the New Testament. As an important figure in the Christian Bible, the name Matthew and its many variations have been used widely throughout the English and Spanish (Mateo) speaking worlds as well as all over Europe. Matteo is the Italian version of this long enduring name. In 2010, Matteo was the 3rd most popular boy's name in Italy (Mattia is another Italian form of Matthew and is also ranked on the Italian Top 10). However, the particular spelling of Matteo is also ranked high in the countries of Belgium, France and Austria.

Popularity of the Name Matteo

Surprisingly, Matteo only first appeared on the American male naming charts in 1998. It’s clearly not as popular as Mateo but that’s because the Spanish-speaking influence is stronger in the United States than the Italian population. Matteo somehow feels more cosmopolitan by adding that extra T, though. Since the late 1990s, the name Matteo has only seen upwards momentum on the naming charts. Today, he’s on the low end of moderate use. The name received more currency when the popular Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin named one of his twin sons Matteo in 2008 (the other is Valentino). Matteo is a gorgeous name, both masculine and romantic. And since all babies are considered a ‘gift of god’, naming a child Matteo just further underscores that notion.
Popularity of the Boy Name Matteo
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Matteo

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Matteo

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Matteo

    Matteo We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Matteo.

  • Popular Songs on Matteo

    Popular Songs on Matteo

    Matteo - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Matteo.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Matteo

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Matteo

    Matteo - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Matteo.

  • Famous People Named Matteo

    Famous People Named Matteo

    Famous People Named Matteo - Matteo Sereni (Italian soccer player); Matteo Perez d'Aleccio (Italian painter); Matteo Bandello (Italian novelist); Matteo Maria Boiardo (Italian Renaissance poet); Matteo Carcassi (Italian guitarist/composer); Matteo Goffriller (Italian cello maker); Matteo Tosatto (Italian cyclist); Matteo Messina Denaro (notorious Sicilian Mafioso boss)

  • Children of Famous People Named Matteo

    Children of Famous People Named Matteo

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Matteo - Ricky Martin (pop singer); Andrea Bocelli (Italian tenor)

  • Historic Figures

    Matteo - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Matteo - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Matteo.

Personality of the Boy Name Matteo

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Variations of the Baby Name - Matteo

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