The Spanish form of Matthew, meaning “gift of Yahweh.” It’s used by parents who feel like Matthew is maybe a little vanilla and they’re going for more of a “tall, dark and handsome” vibe.
Teo, or maybe Mat if you start feeling like Mateo packs a little too much exotic spice.
Famous people named Mateo:
Singer-songwriter Mateo (born Iman Jordan); novelist Mateo Alemán.
Despite its status in the top 100 most popular boys’ names, there are currently less than 10,000 Mateos in the United States.