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Updated May 24, 2023

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Gift of God
  • Greek : Devoted to God
  • Hebrew : God's gift
  • Italian: God's gift

What does Matteo mean and stand for?

The name Matteo is of Italian and Hebrew origin and means "God's gift." It is also thought to be of Greek origin, meaning "devoted to God." It is the Italian form of Matthew.

Syllables: 3

How Popular Is The Name Matteo

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian : from the personal name Matteo, derivative of Latin Matthaeus or Matthias (see Matthew).

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Matteo has been fairly stagnant, maintaining a spot in the top 200 since 2015. It reached its peak rank of 169 in 2016 and has gone down a few spaces since. Its brother spelling, Mateo, is wildly more popular.

However, it is the 3rd most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Matteo was at its peak popularity in August 2019.

Matteo has become quite a popular form of Matthew. Though it's not as popular as its brother spelling, as stated above, Matteo is increasing in popularity. Part of this could be attributed to Colin FirthStanley Tucci, and Ricky Martin, who all named their sons Matteo. Some notable namesakes include novelist Matteo Bandello, poet Matteo Maria Boiardo, composer Matteo Carcassi, and painter Matteo Perez d'Aleccio.

Where is it Popular?

Matteo was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Matteo

  • Matt
  • Matty
  • Mo
  • Tay
  • Teo

Pairs well with these middle names

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