Matteo: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Matteo

The Italian form of the Hebrew name Matthew, meaning “gift of God.” You will agree with this meaning most of the time, except when little Matteo throws a demonic possession-level fit because you cut up his apple and can’t put it back together.

Nicknames:

Teo. Or Matt, but why take away that exotic Matteo flair?

Famous people named Matteo:

Novelist Matteo Bandello; Renaissance poet Matteo Boiardo; Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Fun facts:

Matteo Messina Denaro is a Sicilian mafia boss who has been a fugitive since 1993, and is one of the top ten most wanted criminals in the world.

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