Meaning and Origin of: Mates

Family name origins & meanings

  • Hungarian : from a pet form of the personal name Máté, Hungarian form of Matthew.
  • Catalan : from the plural of mata ‘scrub’ (see Mata).
  • Greek (Matis) : from a pet form of the personal name Stamatios (see Stamatis).
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from a personal name equivalent to Matthew.