Meaning and Origin of: Mateo

Meaning and Origin of Mateo

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Gift of God
  • Greek : Devoted to God

What does Matteo mean and stand for?

The name Mateo, the Latinate version of Matthew, derives from the Hebrew name Mattiyahu. It is of Latin, Spanish, Italian origin and means "gift of God."

Syllables: 3

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish : from the personal name Mateo (see Matthew).


According to Social Security Administration data, Mateo has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 50 since 2017, and in the top 200 since 2011.

However, it is the 7th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Mateo was at its peak popularity in August 2020.

Mateo, the Latinate form of Matthew, has quickly gained traction in America. Colin Firth and Benjamin Bratts have named their sons Mateo, and it is also the name of one of the main characters in the TV show Superstore.

Where is it Popular?

Mateo was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Mateo

  • Matt
  • Matty
  • Mo
  • Tay
  • Teo

Pairs well with these middle names